'Iran will give a decisive response to any 'mistake' by US in Gulf'

Revolutionary Guards navy urges Americans to follow maritime protocols in Persian Gulf


Reuters April 19, 2020
This file handout released by the US Navy on May 23, 2007 shows the USS John C. Stennis, the USS Nimitz, and the USS Bonhomme Richard along with USS Antietam, USS O'Kane, USS Higgins, USS Denver and USS Rushmore steaming through the Gulf of Oman. Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on July 29, 2017 that the US Navy had approached their patrol vessels in the Gulf and fired flares in what it called a provocative move. PHOTO: AFP

Iran will give a decisive response to any mistake by the United States in the Gulf, the Revolutionary Guards navy said in a statement published on the Guards’ news site Sepah News.

The US military said on Wednesday that 11 vessels from the Revolutionary Guards navy had come dangerously close to US Navy and Coast Guard ships in the Gulf, calling the moves “dangerous and provocative”.

“We advise the Americans to follow international regulations and maritime protocols in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman and to refrain from any adventurism and false and fake stories,” Sunday’s statement from the Guards navy said.

“They should be assured that the Revolutionary Guards navy and the powerful armed forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran sees the dangerous actions of foreigners in the region as a threat to national security and its red line and any error in calculation on their part will receive a decisive response.”

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