Iran seizes US warship

Iranian navy launches naval operation (Photo: IRNA)

The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Elite Force Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has demanded that the United States intercept a warship. The incident took place in the Persian Gulf, Iranian state television reported on Thursday (October 8th).

However, a U.S. Navy spokesman said he was not aware of any such incidents in the past few days.

On Thursday, Iranian state television released a video of the IRGC speedboat. Where a US-flagged ship is seen being chased by a speedboat of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. In the video, you can hear them saying in Persian, ‘Catch them.’ But the news did not confirm when the incident took place.

Al-Arabiya reports that the incident took place at a time when tensions are running high between the United States and Iran over its nuclear program. The United States and Iran have been holding six-point talks with five world powers in Vienna since last April to resolve the nuclear issue. However, the dialogue did not lead to an agreement.

According to analysts, Commodore Timothy Hawkins, one of the spokesmen of the US Navy, opened his mouth when asked about the intercept of US ships by the Iranian elite force. According to him, I have no information about any insecure confrontation with Iran in the last two days.

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In May of this year, the United States complained that eight Iranian speedboats were approaching one of their warships in the Strait of Hormuz. But Tehran has denied the allegations.


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