TEHRAN (defapress) – A ranking Iranian military official reminded foreigners in the Persian Gulf of the response they would receive from Iranian naval forces for any misbehavior and violation of maritime regulations.
News ID: 65481
Publish Date: 06August 2017 - 22:15
Any breach of international regulations and of Iran’s laws
on the peaceful passage of oil tankers through regional waters would draw a
response from Iranian military forces, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian
Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri said Sunday.
Highlighting Iran’s "professional” naval conducts in the
Persian Gulf that are in compliance with international regulations, the general
blamed the US for its provocative measures in regional waters and its attempts
to wage media propaganda against Iran.
The comments came after two recent encounters between the
Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy and the US forces in the Persian
In remarks in June 2016, Leader of the Islamic Revolution
Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei underlined that security of the Persian Gulf
region comes within the purview of the regional countries alone, and dismissed
the US claim of seeking security in the region.
"The Persian Gulf security relates to the countries of the
region which have common interests, and not to the US. So, security of the
Persian Gulf region should be provided by the countries of this region itself,”
the Leader stressed.