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Iran denies US Navy’s account of run-in in Persian Gulf

Iran has accused the US Navy of “false narratives” and “unprofessional behavior” in the latest run-in with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
Zachary Pearson- U.S. Navy via Getty Images

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has rejected the Pentagon’s account of a tense encounter with the US Navy near the Strait of Hormuz this week.

On Tuesday, the IRGC Navy called Pentagon press secretary John Kirby’s statement about the incident on Monday “false,” blaming the United States’ “illegitimate presence” in the Gulf for the tensions, according to IRGC-run Sepah News.

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