Guards Chief: U.S. Warships Will Be Destroyed If They Threaten Iran in Gulf

News: Iran's Revolutionary Guards chief vows to 'destroy' US ...

The head of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards vowed Thursday that its naval forces would destroy any U.S. warship threatening the security of military or non-military Iranian ships in the Persian Gulf.

“I am telling the Americans that we are absolutely determined and serious in defending our national security, our water borders, our shipping safety, and our security forces, and we will respond decisively to any sabotage,” Major General Hossein Salami declared.

The threat came after President Donald Trump warned Tehran Wednesday against the “harassment” of American vessels in the region, following an incident where 11 Revolutionary Guard boats aggressively approached U.S. Navy and Coast Guard vessels. Tehran blamed the confrontation on the United States, with clerical leaders arguing that its very presence in the Middle East poses a threat to Iran’s security.

source: reuters

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