Tehran (IP) – Commander of Iran Army's Navy gave details about a warning issued by the Iranian naval forces to the USS Florida nuclear-powered submarine in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, which made it to surface and change direction.

Iran PressIran News: Speaking to the national Iranian TV on Thursday, Rear Admiral Shahram Irani said: "The submarine was approaching the Strait of Hormuz submerged and in complete silence, which was spotted, identified and intercepted by domestically-made and fully indigenous Fateh submarine and was forced to go to the surface with destructive maneuvers and had to cross the Strait while remaining on the surface of the water."

The commander of Iran Army's Navy Iran also said that the submarine "had approached the waters of Iran to some extent," adding: "With the necessary warnings and with an escort, it changed its route and continued its way out."

He noted that the American submarine was a "modern nuclear submarine named Florida," which violated Iranian territorial water in violation of international law.

He called for an explanation from the US side as to why they have breached laws in such a crucial waterway, warning them that, from now on, they should abide by international regulations.


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