Iran Seizing US Boats Lesson for US: Iran Armed Forces' Chief of Staff

Iran Seizing US Boats Lesson for US: Iran Armed Forces' Chief of Staff
Wed Jan 13, 2016 14:58:38

Iranian Armed Forces' Chief of Staff Major General Hassan Firouzabadi says seizure of two US navy boats should be a lesson for members of US Congress, who seek to impose new sanctions on Tehran.

“We hope the incident in north of the Persian Gulf, which will not be probably the American forces' last mistake in the region, will be a lesson to those seeking to sabotage [Iran’s nuclear agreement] at US Congress," Major General Hassan Firouzabadi said on Wednesday.

The commander added that those lawmakers at US Congress who are constantly creating new problems for Iran seem to be in the dark, adding that they are acting against the interests of the American people by “blindly” ignoring the facts on the ground. 

General Firouzabadi added that the incident once again proved the US forces’ “vulnerability” and showed that the Iranian Armed Forces are constantly vigilant in the face of US moves in the region.

Two US Navy crafts carrying 10 Marines had reached three miles into the waters surrounding the Farsi Island in the Persian Gulf and IRGC Navy Forces took into custody the crewmembers of the vessels following the act of trespassing.

Iran on Wednesday released the 10 US marines that it had detained after their trespassing of its territorial waters in the Persian Gulf.

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps issued a statement on Wednesday saying that "it has released the US marines and their vessels in international waters" after its investigations showed that they had gone astray during their voyage in the Persian Gulf.

IRGC Public Relations Department, in a statement, said that the US navy boats were stopped Tuesday at 4:30 PM (local time) when they entered Iranian territorial waters near Farsi Island in the middle of the Persian Gulf.

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