“If Iran needed aid on this, I would be willing to do so,” Trump said at a White House briefing.
“We advise Americans to follow international rules and maritime protocols in the Persian and Omani Gulfs and to refrain from any adventures or false stories. They must be sure that the fleet of the Revolutionary Guard and the powerful armed forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran see the dangerous actions of foreigners in the region as a threat national security," the statement said.
The Iranian military warned of their readiness to respond to any ‘red line crossing’ or a mistake by the US in the region.
Prior to this, on Wednesday, the US military said that 11 naval ships of the Revolutionary Guard approached their fleet and coast guard ships. The US Army called the actions of the Iranian Navy "dangerous and provocative."
Such incidents occurred several years ago, but eventually ceased. However, tensions between the two states soared this year after the United States killed the head of the Iranian military elite, the IRGC commander Kassem Suleimani, in January.
As we reported before, the Government of Iran has sent a draft memorandum of understanding to the Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry: it obliges Ukraine and the families of the victims to drop the right to sue in the case of the UIA plane crash in Tehran, thereby acknowledging the fact of "human error".