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Iran's IRGC praises forces in Gulf of Oman incident

Iran claims its naval forces thwarted a US attempt to confiscate oil from an Iranian tanker, yet Washington denies the incident even occurred.
A billboard depicting Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps navy units observing a US warship in the Gulf of Oman.

The head of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) thanked members of the Iranian navy forces one week after Tehran claimed that it thwarted a US attempt to confiscate Iranian oil. 

Hossein Salami, head of the IRGC, said that the incident was a “humiliation for an empire on the decline.” He said that while the encounter was limited in scope, the “range of humiliation” for the United States was much wider, adding that the incident will be recorded as a historical event along other great dates in history.

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