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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday expressed his pleasure with the swift diplomatic resolution of the recent case of US sailors captured in Iran’s territorial waters, and expressed the hope that the issue would become a model for future cases.
Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Major General Hassan Firouzabadi said what happened to American sailors on Tuesday proved how vulnerable the US is in front of powerful Iranian forces.
10 US troops who were arrested by the IRGC Navy Tuesday in Iran’s territorial waters are expected to be released soon, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi announced.
A senior commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has demanded an apology from the United States for the recent trespassing by American naval forces on Iranian territorial waters.
Head of the IRGC Public Relations Department said the 10 US sailors captured aboard two combat vessels in Iran’s waters in the Persian Gulf are being interrogated, saying a “different approach” would be taken if they are proved to have intruded for intelligence operations.
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy seized two US Navy combat vessels that had entered Iran’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday, capturing 10 US sailors.
Seven of the hijackers have been arrested and sent to prison, Alireza Aghajari, an Iranian prosecutor, said.
The Iranian Navy has repelled pirate attacks on a trading vessel in the Gulf of Aden.
Local experts can now design and test military boats with speeds of up to 120 knots in a naval research laboratory with a test basin.