"Iran has full control of Persian Gulf and U.S. navy does not belong here"
ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency
Mon / 27 August 2018 / 15:39
Tehran (ISNA) - Iran has full control of the Persian Gulf, and the U.S. Navy does not belong there, the head of the navy of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, General Alireza Tangsiri said on Monday.
General Tangsiri said Iran had full control of both the Persian Gulf itself and the Strait of Hormuz that leads into it. Closing off the strait would be the most direct way of blocking shipping.
"We can ensure the security of the Persian Gulf and there is no need for the presence of aliens like the U.S. and the countries whose home is not in here," he added.
Tension between Iran and the United States has escalated since President Donald Trump pulled out of a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers in May and reimposed sanctions, Reuters reported.
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