‘Iran controls all ships entering Persian Gulf

TEHRAN (TASS): The Iranian armed forces control the movements of all ships entering the Persian Gulf through the Strait of Hormuz, the commander of the Navy of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, Alireza Tangsiri said on Wednesday.
“Today the strategic region of the Strait of Hormuz is under control. Any ship passing through is under observation,” the news agency Mizan quotes Tangsiri as saying. “The enemy knows that its movements are being monitored and even in the case of an unintentional violation there will follow a serious warning that must be swiftly obeyed.”
Tangsiri added that the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps had established full security on the maritime borders of the region of the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz.
“The region’s Muslim countries maintain the security of the Persian Gulf and there is no place for foreign forces,” Tangsiri said.
He made this statement as the US, Britain and Iran have heightened their rhetoric over recent maritime incidents. On July 30, the UKMTO said the oil tanker Mercer Street, run by Zo-diac Maritime and belonging to Israeli businessman Eyal Ofer, came under attack in that area.