US aircraft carrier made ‘provocative’ maneuvers in Gulf after Iran detained US sailors – Tehran


Iran said a US aircraft carrier “acted provocatively and unprofessionally” after its Revolutionary Guards seized two US boats that strayed into Islamic Republic’s territorial waters.

Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi, the chief of Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ Navy, talked about the incident with the American boats in a live interview on state TV.

Com of IRGC navy says US soldiers arrested “without much resistance,” but US navy force “showed some unprofessional acts for about 40 mins.”

— Sadegh Ghorbani (@GhorbaniSadegh) January 13, 2016

Fadavi dismissed reports that the ten American troops detained by the IRGC would soon be released as “speculation.” He said they would be questioned and warned that Iran would “act properly” if it concludes that the boats entered Iranian waters on an espionage mission rather than by accident.


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