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IRGC Navy warns off US warships in Persian Gulf

A recent video released by Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps shows the IRGC Navy warning off a flotilla of US warships in the Persian Gulf as they try to approach the Iranian territorial waters.

In this video, released on Sunday, a personnel of the IRGC Navy warns the vessels to stop inspecting and detaining Iranian fishing or commercial ships in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman.

He also warns them that they would face consequences according to the laws of the Islamic Republic of Iran if they ignore this notice.

“In the name of God. This is to notify all vessels belonging to the United States and the coalition forces present in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman. I am an IRGC Navy vessel. Hereby, it is announced that detention, inspection or asking questions from Iranian fishing and commercial ships in territorial waters and the economic zone belonging to the Islamic Republic of Iran contravenes the interests and rights of the Islamic Republic of Iran and also constitutes clear violation of international regulations and is forbidden,” the Iranian side said.

“It is evident that those who ignore this maritime notice will be dealt with according to the laws of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Over,” it added.

Earlier on Sunday, the IRGC Navy released a video showing a recent confrontation between its forces and the US Navy in the Persian Gulf, refuting claims by the US that Iranian forces behaved in an dangerous manner when faced with US Navy vessels.

In its statement, the IRGC said the main source of mischief and insecurity in the region was the illegal presence of US terrorist forces in West Asia, reiterating the call for the full withdrawal of all American forces.

They must be sure that the IRGC Navy and the powerful Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran consider the high-risk behavior of foreigners in the region as a threat to their national security and a red line, and will give a decisive response to any miscalculation on their part,” the IRGC statement said.

Iranian vessels belonging to the IRGC Navy commonly patrol the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman to ensure the security of the vital global energy hub.