The guard corps of the Iranian revolution (IRGC, an elite part of the armed forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran) demanded that warships Saudi Arabia at the time of their exercises in the Persian Gulf invaded the territorial waters of Iran. Tehran sees in these maneuvers a threat to the security of the region.

In the exercises, which holds Saudi Arabia in the Persian Gulf, involved military ships, aircraft and Marines, according to Al-Araby. According to the IRGC maneuvers threaten security in the region. “The naval forces of Islamic revolutionary guard Corps believes that these military exercises are a shining example of the tension and undermine the stable security in the Persian Gulf”, – reads the statement of the Iranian military.

“None of the military ships participating in the exercise are not allowed to trespass in Iranian waters, and under no circumstances they should not approach the territorial waters of Iran,” warned the IRGC. The military also said that any violation of the boundaries within Iranian waters “will not be considered a harmless deviation from the course.”

The naval forces of the IRGC and other military units of Iran are in full readiness to provide security in the Persian Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz and will to respond promptly to any action or steps aimed at disrupting peace and security in these waters, the report said IRGC, which RIA “Novosti” quoted with reference to the Agency Tasnim.

On the background of the exercise the commander of the Quds unit of the IRGC major General Qasem Soleimani said that the Deputy crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Muhammad Ibn Salman al Saud, maybe because of impatience to kill his own father, the Saudi king Salman bin Abdul-Aziz al Saud. About it, the military said Wednesday, October 5, during the funeral ceremony for the dead in Syria, Iranian General, writes Al-Araby.

According to him, Muhammad Ibn Salman is so “impatient” that “can kill the king”. It is worth noting that last year the king’s son was appointed Minister of defense, and he became the youngest Minister of defence in the world.

Saudi Arabia has begun exercises in the Gulf on Tuesday, October 4. Also the maneuvers in the sea of Oman and the Strait of Hormuz, which connects the two main routes for exporting oil from the region. Iran and Saudi Arabia took the opposite side in the civil war in Syria and Yemen. Earlier during the growth of tension in relations with Riyadh, Tehran threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz for the Saudis and their allies in the region.



Iran has banned Saudi Arabia to invade its territorial waters at the time of exercise in the Persian Gulf 06.10.2016

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