No Unusual Incident between IRGC and US Navy Warships
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
No unusual incident has happened between the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and US Navy warships, an IRGC official has said.
“Yesterday at 7:40 a.m. IRGC forces were on their routine patrol to control the vessels' traffic in the Persian Gulf waters when they observed three US Navy ships entering the Strait of Hormuz,” said an informed IRGC source.
“The navy ships were questioned as part of a routine practice and the ships introduced their identity and declared their hull number and continued their path without any unusual procedures,” he emphasized.
According to the United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), a set of conditions are determined to secure the traffic of the foreign vessels in straits such as the Strait of Hormuz, he added.
“Such rules and conditions are observed by the littoral states of the Persian Gulf,” the IRGC source said.