Iran warns it is following 'all enemy ships, especially American'

Mail Online | 7/23/2019 | Tim Stickings For Mailonline
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Iran is watching every enemy ship in the Gulf, the head of the Iranian navy boasted today, in a thinly-veiled threat that Tehran's Revolutionary Guards could strike again against Western shipping.

Tehran's 'world-leading' drones are following 'all enemy ships, particularly America' and taking pictures 'point-by-point from their origin until the moment they enter the region', rear admiral Hossein Khanzadi claimed.

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'We have complete images and a large archive of the daily and moment-by-moment traffic of the coalition forces and America,' he said.

Iran has already captured one UK tanker, the Stena Impero, in a dramatic seizure last Friday which has sent Middle East tensions spiralling once again.

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Britain has declared the seizure illegal and pledged to defend its shipping with a European-led 'maritime protection mission' in the Gulf.

But Iran has angrily rejected the plan, insisting that Iran is the 'guardian of security' in the region, while Tehran's defence minister warned that 'the Islamic Republic has the will and power to respond to any threat'.

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Rear admiral Khanzadi revealed that Iran's navy is acquiring new 'intercontinental drones' to monitor the oceans, as he made his sinister promise to watch Western ships.

'We have this type of drones and we will certainly use them if necessary. These drones are being used in the vast region of the Indian Ocean now,' he said.

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The technology to track shipping may not be groundbreaking, but Iran is making the boast in a warning to the West just days after seizing one vessel.

One Iranian general claimed that Iran is 'even ahead of the top world powers in the drones sector and we are way ahead of them'.

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