US ship containing chemicals spotted in Persian Gulf waters
The US Navy’s Cape Ray vessel has docked at the coast of one of the Persian Gulf Arab countries with the aim of transferring chemicals to parts of Iraq and Syria, a senior spokesman for the Iranian armed forces Brigadier General Bolfazl Shekarchi said.
He accused Washington of a "dangerous plot" and claimed the loaded ship with chemicals arrived in the Persian Gulf waters under the escort of a US warship.
"Checking the records of the US cargo vessel MV Cape Ray revealed that the vessel had been present in the coasts near Iraq and Syria, where the Americans had launched a military aggression under the pretext of the use of chemical weapons by those countries," Express cited the Brigadier General as saying.
Shekarchi went on warning about the possible consequences of American action and said by offering "alleged" allegations, the US and its regional allies have already blamed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government for chemical attacks in Syria.
"We have more accurate details about the US vessel, such as the number of crew members and the chemicals cargo in their possession, which will be disclosed to the public in the future," he added.