Iran Commander: US Navy Does Not Belong in Gulf
A top Iranian military commander says his country has full control of the Persian Gulf and the United States Navy does not belong there.
The commander, General Alireza Tangsiri, is head of the navy for Iran's Revolutionary Guards. Iran's Tasnim news agency reported his comments.
"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," Tangsiri said.
He added that "All the carriers and military and non-military ships will be controlled and there is full supervision" of the waterway.
Iran has suggested it could take military action in the Gulf to block oil shipments by other countries. That suggestion came after the U.S. government announced this month it was ordering new economic sanctions against Iran.
The sanctions followed a U.S. decision in May to withdraw from a 2015 deal between Iran and world powers. President Donald Trump approved the withdrawal from the agreement, which he has strongly criticized. The sanctions seek to increase pressure on Iran, as U.S. officials seek a new deal to limit Iran's nuclear activities and missile program.
A U.S. military official said earlier this month that one reason the U.S. keeps navy ships in the Gulf is to "ensure the free flow of commerce in international waterways."
The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, warned Monday that nations unfriendly to Iran would not succeed in possible conflicts in the Gulf.
"The enemies are strictly avoiding any conflict with Iran because they know it will not be beneficial for them," the Tasnim news agency reported Jafari as saying.
Also on Monday, Iran appealed to the United Nation's top court in an effort to get the U.S. sanctions lifted.
Iran brought the case to the U.N.'s International Court of Justice. Lawyers representing Iran said the U.S. measures are already severely harming Iran's economy and threatening the wellbeing of its citizens.
In a written statement about the case to the U.N. court, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the claims "meritless."
Pompeo said that Iran's legal effort was an attempt "to interfere with the sovereign rights of the United States." Those rights, he said, include the lawful placing of economic sanctions, which he said "are necessary to protect national security."
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5."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," Tangsiri said.
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6.Also on Monday, Iran appealed to the United Nation's top court in an effort to get the U.S. sanctions lifted.
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指挥官阿里利萨·汤西里(Alireza Tangsiri)是伊朗革命卫队的海军司令。伊朗塔斯尼姆通讯社报道了他的评论 。
这次制裁是在今年5月美国决定退出伊朗与世界大国于2015年签订的协议后实施的。特朗普总统批准退出该协议，他对该协议表示强烈不满 。正值美国官员寻求新协议限制伊朗核活动和导弹计划之际，这些制裁旨在加大对伊朗的压力 。
周一，伊朗革命卫队负责人穆罕默德·阿里·贾法里（Mohammad Ali Jafari）少将警告称，对伊朗怀有敌意的国家在波斯湾冲突中没有胜算。