Leicester Mercury

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.

 ??  ?? The US navy films an Iranian attack craft
The US navy films an Iranian attack craft

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