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Iran will not allow USS John C. Stennis to come near territorial waters

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Mon / 24 December 2018 / 14:43

Tehran (ISNA) - Coordinating Deputy of Islamic Republic of Iran Army, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari stressed, "We will not allow Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis to come near our territorial waters in the Persian Gulf".

In a reaction to arrival of the USS John C. Stennis in the Persian Gulf, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said on Monday, "Iran is ready to respond to any hostile US action. The aircraft carrier didn't present in the Persian Gulf for 10 months and entered the region on Friday, but similar to the warship have been present in the region".

"We will not allow this warship to come near our territorial waters in the Persian Gulf. U.S. navy is allowed to sail in international waters near Iran, just as the Iranian navy could sail in the Atlantic Ocean near U.S. waters," he added.

"We do not consider the arrival of the U.S. aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf as a significant threat. However, Iran is on alert for possible threats. They do not have the courage or ability to take any measures against us. We have enough capabilities to stand against their actions and we have fully rehearsed for that," Coordinating Deputy of Islamic Republic of Iran Army stated.

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