Iran rejects US claims over incident
IRAN’S powerful Revolutionary Guard has rejected the US navy’s claim that fast-approaching Iranian speedboats in the Strait of Hormuz sparked a tense encounter in the already sensitive region.
The Guard’s website, sepahnews.com, published a statement yesterday saying Americans were guilty of using “false narratives and unprofessional behaviour” and should more strictly “abide by international regulations”.
Specifically, the statement said the Guard’s navy warned the US vessels to stop their “provocative and aimless shooting”.
A day earlier, the US said the Revolutionary Guard sent 13 armed speedboats too close to US navy vessels in the Strait of Hormuz.