Persian Gulf security in Iran’s hands: Senior MP

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said the IRGC’s recent capture of US sailors who had trespassed Iran’s southern territorial waters showed that the Persian Gulf’s security is in Iran’s control.

In a message to the Commander of Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi, Boroujerdi said the “brave” move by the Iranian forces in the Persian Gulf indicated that Iran controls the security of this sensitive region.

It also showed that the United States cannot refuse to observe the rules of the game in this body of water, he added in the letter.

The clear message that the move sent to regional countries was that the Islamic Republic of Iran feels responsible for the security of Persian Gulf, he stated.

Boroujerdi further stressed that when Iranian forces show such a reaction to a superpower like the US, they (certain regional states) should be cautious not to make the same mistakes.

The IRGC Navy on Tuesday captured 10 US Navy sailors inside Iran’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf, but released them on Wednesday following an apology and after technical and operational investigations indicated that the intrusion into Iranian territorial waters was “unintentional”.

By Tasnim News Agency