TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Any breach of international regulations and of Iran’s laws on the peaceful passage of oil tankers through regional waters would draw a response from Iranian military forces, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri said Sunday.
Highlighting Iran’s “professional” naval conducts in the Persian Gulf that are in compliance with international regulations, the general blamed the US for its provocative measures in regional waters and its attempts to wage media propaganda against Iran.
The comments came after two recent encounters between the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy and the US forces in the Persian Gulf.
In remarks in June 2016, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei underlined that security of the Persian Gulf region comes within the purview of the regional countries alone, and dismissed the US claim of seeking security in the region.
“The Persian Gulf security relates to the countries of the region which have common interests, and not to the US. So, security of the Persian Gulf region should be provided by the countries of this region itself,” the Leader stressed.