Persia Accuses Uncle Sam of “False Narratives” After Coast Guard Goes Shooting in the Persian Gulf

"Unprofessional behavior" says Iran after US fires 30 shots

On Tuesday, the IRGC Navy called Pentagon press secretary John Kirby’s statement about the incident on Monday “false,” blaming the United States’ “illegitimate presence” in the Gulf for the tensions, according to IRGC-run Sepah News.

The statement accused the US Navy of making “false narratives” and “unprofessional behavior” in the strait.

A US Coast Guard cutter fired some 30 warning shots to ward off two IRGC fast-attack boats that came too close to the US formation in international waters, the Fifth Fleet said yesterday.

Thirteen IRGC fast-attack boats rapidly approached the formation of seven US Navy and Coast Guard ships before two of the boats broke away to approach the USCGS Maui and USS Squall, who were escorting the guided-missile submarine USS Georgia through the Strait of Hormuz.

The run-in was the third of its kind in recent weeks after nearly four years of relative calm between the US Navy and IRGC vessels in the Gulf.

The uptick in IRGC harassment of US vessels comes as the two countries pursue indirect diplomatic negotiations over a mutual return to the 2015 nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, in Vienna.

The Pentagon has sought to distance blame for the incidents from Iran’s political leadership, though IRGC-linked groups have continued attacks in Iraq and in Saudi Arabia, where the United States maintains military forces.

The IRGC regularly rejects US accounts of incidents in the Gulf. Such encounters largely halted in 2018 during the administration of President Donald Trump.

Source: Al-Monitor

6 Comments
  1. Larry says

    Iran didnt do Epstein. (RAPING little girls to BLACKMAIL BOTH PARTIES)
    iran didnt do 911
    Iran has been fighting ISIS (That’s WHY Drumpf MURDERED General Soleimani!)
    Iran didnt do USS Liberty attack.  
    All those heinous things WERE DONE by our so-called ALLY ISRAEL!  
    Bomb Tel Aviv NOT Tehran.
    And BOTH Biden AND Epstein zioTrumpy support ISRAEL.  
    NEITHER should lead US
    SICKENING! BOTH parties are CORRUPT, EPSTEIN GUILTY and serve our 911 MURDERING / Epstein RAPING BLACKMAILING / ISIS TERRORIST / Beruit NUKING / USS LIBERTY MURDERING PARASITE SATANIC SCUMBAG MONSTERS IN TEL AVIV. Get it? https://www.thenation.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/clinton-epstein-trump-img.jpg?scale=896&compress=80

  2. Mr Reynard says

    I’m horrified, at the Iranian Coast Guards sailing recklessly so close to Iranian shores ??

  3. Joe_Below says

    A little far from America’s coasts, are we?

  4. Jerry Hood says

    Don’t give any credit to Swamp Trump, the zionazi arselicker! He ordered the unlawfull and shameful murder of general Soleimani! Cursed be all his,Swamp Trump yiddish tinted family!!!

  5. Carlos says

    “U.S. Coast Guard” cruising in front of “very far Middle East coast”.

    What happened to their navigation system?

    Or ws there a new “continentl drift”?

  6. XSFRGR says

    I thought the U$ Coast Guard was supposed to guard the U$ coast, but then I had a spasm of lucidity, and remembered that the U$ rules the world thus all coastal areas are the U$ coast; it’s all so confusing.

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