Iran Said That The US Presence In The Persian Gulf Threatens The Security Of The Republic
Amir Khatami's words were a reaction to the incident in the Persian Gulf when the warships of the Americans and the Iranians got closer.
The presence of the US armed forces in the Persian Gulf region poses a threat to Iran's security. This was stated on Friday by the Minister of defense of the Islamic Republic Amir Khatami.
"The illegal presence of Americans is a threat to security in the Persian Gulf," ISNA quoted him as saying. The Minister stressed that "the US has approached the borders of Iran from another part of the world."
Khatami's words were a reaction to the incident in the Persian Gulf when the warships of the Americans and Iranians got closer to each other.
On Wednesday, the press service of the Fifth Fleet of the US Navy reported that military boats of the Islamic revolutionary guard Corps (elite units of the armed forces of Iran) made dangerous maneuvers near several American warships in the Persian Gulf. It is noted that the Iranian ships approached the American ones at a distance of up to nine meters.