IRGC rejects claims about US wargames in Persian Gulf
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Tehran, March 28, IRNA
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps on Wednesday dismissed rumours that the US had staged wargames in the Persian Gulf.
"Based on the IRGC observations in the region over recent days, the US forces have not staged any military exercise," said IRGC navy commander Rear Admiral Tangsiri while denying a US navy commander's claim that the US had launched an unusual and unprecedented wargame in Persian Gulf, involving 100 navy aircraft.
The US officials have also claimed that the US' "unusual" exercise over recent days involved two US aircraft carrier strike groups in the Persian Gulf.
"Our navy forces, stationed in the Persian Gulf and Hormuz Strait, keep a close eye on the region and fully control any movement by foreign forces," added Tangsiri.
Also ruling out claims about Iran's missile test, Tangsiri said, "Americans want to tarnish the image of Iran in the region. Such statements are in line with the extensive psychological warfare launched by the US."
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