Commander of the naval forces of Islamic revolutionary guard corps (IRGC) Alireza Tangsir said that the incident between Iran and the United States in the Persian Gulf occurred due to the fact that American ships invaded the area of the maneuvers by the Iranian military.
“They invaded the area of us maneuvers to hold exercises in the area had been declared even earlier. By such actions, they are trying to undermine security. For this reason, they were ordered to get out”, — quotes Agency the words of the commander Tasnim.
Previously, the Central Command of the US Navy reported that the Iranian boats of the Islamic revolutionary guard corps (IRGC) April 15 dangerous maneuvering near U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf. The US military reported that the boat was “cut” by American ships at a very high speed and close distance to one of the ships they came on 45 meters, the other at 10 meters, but after about an hour Iranian boats answered the radio calls and distanced himself from the American ships.
In turn, the Islamic revolutionary guard’s Corps of Iran reported that this was preceded by two consecutive provocative interceptions of American ships (6 and 7 April) Iranian warship. A version of Washington of the Iranian military called “Hollywood”, promising to answer any miscalculation.
The US President Donald Trump said that he gave orders for a naval force to destroy the Iranian boats, preventing the passage of American ships. To fire on American ships in the event of threats has also threatened Iran’s armed forces.