Iranian commander claims US withdrawing its warships from Gulf
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  • 14:38 15 August 2019

Iranian commander claims US withdrawing its warships from Gulf

Brigadier General Alireza Sabahi Fard, commander of the Iranian Army's Khatam ol-Anbiya Air Defence Base, has claimed that US warships are leaving the Persian Gulf, ONA reports citing Sputnik. 

“Today, the fact that the enemy has been pushed to stop 200 miles (321 kilometres) away from the Strait of Hormuz and is withdrawing its warships from the Persian Gulf is due to the (Iranian) Armed Forces' deterrence power and the enemy knows that it can't test Iran's preparedness and defence power”, Fard told reporters in Tehran on Thursday, in a clear nod to the US.

It is unclear which US warships Fard was referring to and his claims cannot be immediately verified.  

Ilkin Jalilov

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