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Iran monitoring movements of foreign vessels in Persian Gulf: IRGC Commander

Source: Mehr News Agency, Tehran

Iran is closely monitoring the movements of foreign naval vessels in the Persian Gulf, the deputy commander of the IRGC Naval Force announced on Saturday.

IRGC speedboats during war games in Persian Gulf - April 2010
IRGC speedboats during war games in Persian Gulf - April 2010

"The IRGC Naval Force is closely following the movements of all foreign naval forces in the Persian Gulf. They (foreign naval forces) are informed about Iran's power and capability, so they do not dare to encroach on Iran's sea borders," Alireza Tangsiri said on Saturday.

He also said that Iranian naval forces have been keeping a close eye on the USS George H.W. Bush, the U.S. aircraft carrier which has recently entered the Persian Gulf.

Persian Gulf map

The military officer went on to say that aircraft carriers are easy targets for Iranian small speedboats and could easily been sunk.

He added that small boats have been delivered to people, who live in coastal areas, so that they can defend the country in case an emergency situation arises.

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