Increased Iranian posturing could have knock on effect on merchant traffic.
At a time when Iranian forces are increasingly engaging in dangerous confrontations with U.S. naval vessels, an Iranian admiral called on America to the leave the Persian Gulf, Iran’s semi-official Fars News reported on Wednesday.
Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi, the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy, said that the U.S. should withdraw its fleet from the Persian Gulf, which contains important international shipping lanes, in order to reduce the number of confrontations there. “The Americans’ presence in the Persian Gulf region is the reason for insecurity and they should terminate it; their presence is the root cause of their unprofessional behavior and they should end this issue honorably to prevent any problem,” Fadavi said.
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Security and Risk Report 15/03/23
MAST’s security report issue 365 is available to read now. In the Gulf of Guinea, two incidents have been reported in the period observed. Nigeria’s