Iran says a vessel from a joint U.S. and British naval fleet approached Revolutionary Guard boats in the Strait of Hormuz in an "unprofessional" manner aimed at escalating tensions in the region, denying the U.S. version of the story.
On Monday, U.S. Navy officials said that fast-moving Iranian vessels came close to a U.S. Navy ship accompanied by the British Royal Navy in the Strait of Hormuz forced them to change course, implying provocation and blaming Iranian seamen for their unprofessional" behavior.
Iranian boats had allegedly come within 600 yards of the USNS Invincible, a tracking ship, and stopped.
Revolutionary Guard Cpt. Mahdi Hashemi disputed allegations made earlier this week by a U.S.
Hashemi was quoted by the semi-official Fars news agency on Wednesday as saying the other side was "lying" about the incident.
The U.S. has repeatedly accused Iranian forces of aggressive and unprofessional conduct in the Strait of Hormuz, a bottleneck through which 30 percent of the world's sea-borne oil is transported.
Please click to read our informative text prepared pursuant to the Law on the Protection of Personal Data No. 6698 and to get information about the cookies used on our website in accordance with the relevant legislation.
6698 sayılı Kişisel Verilerin Korunması Kanunu uyarınca hazırlanmış aydınlatma metnimizi okumak ve sitemizde ilgili mevzuata uygun olarak kullanılan çerezlerle ilgili bilgi almak için lütfen tıklayınız.