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The Iranian coast guards in the southwestern province of Khuzestan detained five crew members of a fishing vessel for crossing the country’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf, the commander of the forces said.
Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Iran’s resistance has foiled plots hatched by the world arrogance against the region, and that was manifested in the US defeats in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has held talks with Kitack Lim, the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
The chief-commander of IRGC has urged countries to the south of Iran to cooperate with the Iranian military to ensure security in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz.
Iran’s top military chief says hostile countries will face the strong reaction of Iran’s naval forces if they do anything against international law in the Persian Gulf, particularly the strategic Strait of Hormuz.
The new commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy said there is no place for foreign forces, like the US navy, in the Persian Gulf, warning against the environmental problems that could be caused by the presence of foreign nuclear warships in the Persian Gulf.
Commander of the Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi held separate meetings with Japanese and Pakistani military attachés in Tehran, discussing closer defense ties between Iran and the two Asian countries.
The spokesman for Iran’s IRGC confirmed on Sunday that Iranian forces have successfully staged a drill in Persian Gulf earlier this week, saying the maneuver was carried out as part of the IRGC’s annual schedule.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has criticized the presence of American military forces in the Persian Gulf and has questioned why US forces are “in Iran's backyard” some 7,000 miles away from home.