Iran’s reaction to the claims of the British and American naval fleet
WANA (Jun 5) – British and American naval fleets in the Persian Gulf claimed to confront the IRGC boats in this waterway. Iran’s military commanders have now denied this assertion.
The commander of the 1st zone of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy said:
In the afternoon of Saturday, June 4, 2023, at 16:15, a commercial ship with the flag of Marshall Islands requested help while entering the Strait of Hormuz on the international sea channel 16.
The command and control headquarters of the Strait of Hormuz, as soon as a commercial ship requests help, communicates with the captain of the said ship and inquires about the reason for the request for help. The ship’s captain reports that he has seen three small civilian boats a few miles from the vessel and is worried they will disturb him.
Subsequently, with the cooperation and interaction with the neighbouring country (due to the position of the ship in the territorial waters of that country), after the investigation and presence in the field, the ship’s captain’s worries were resolved, and he continued his sailing route with thanks and confidence.
Unfortunately, some media, unprofessionally and without adhering to media ethics, have created an atmosphere of insecurity and are trying to justify the illegitimate and unjustified presence of extra-regional countries in the Persian Gulf by publishing false news.
Second Admiral Gholamshahi, referring to the momentary and all-round monitoring of the movements of extra-regional vessels in the IRGC Navy’s mission area, stated that “in the situation where the commercial ship requested help, no extra-regional vessel was present and this claim is a complete lie.”