IRGC Navy to continue monitoring foreign vessels in Persian Gulf
Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy General, Alireza Tangsiri, confirmed reports that the IRGC speedboats have monitored a US warship in the Persian Gulf's Strait of Hormuz.
"Monitoring foreign vessels in regions where the IRGC Navy conducts its missions is not a new thing and it is always done on a routine basis and round the clock," Farsnews cited Tangsiri as saying.
He underlined that the IRGC Navy is tasked to precisely and sensitively monitor the traffic of every foreign vessel, "specially those of the enemies of the Islamic Revolution", whose presence is a threat to Iran.
Reuters reported on Monday that the IRGC has dispatched five military vessels to monitor a US warship hosting one of America's top generals on a day trip through the Strait of Hormuz, coming as close as 500 yards.