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IRGC Navy commander gives fresh account of capturing US marines

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Jan 27, IRNA -- The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi on Wednesday gave fresh account of capturing US marines.

According to IRGC public relations department, Fadavi explained details of the capturing US marines near Farsi Island some 128 kilometer away from Iranian baseline in the Persian Gulf waters.

He said that the Navy was monitoring entry of US marines into Iranian territorial waters in Persian Gulf from the beginning.

He said that two hours after the capture, the US warship and its allies made some illogical moves, but, the IRGC Navy gave them a timely warning to avoid any adventurism.

Following the incident, 18 fighter jets, some helicopters and some drones hovered over the area and wanted to make a tense situation but the US found out that IRGC military might can create them serious problems and to the same reason they revised their approach, Fadavi said.

Iran's logical strength prevents escalation of any conflict in the region, he said, adding that the humanitarian treatment of the Iranian forces with captive US marines was surprising for them.

He explained the harmony between Iran's foreign diplomacy and military forces at scene of operations something which shocked the enemies.

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