NourNews – A senior military source in the Persian Gulf region told Nournews: “According to the Iranian navy forces in the Oman Sea and the Persian Gulf, the passage conditions of commercial vessels are quite normal, and so far no official naval sources or countries in the Persian Gulf have reported an uncontrollable occurrence in the region.
On Tuesday, August 3, 2021, some American and British media outlets were reporting on the maritime events in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman and were widely republished by some regional and trans-regional media.
Although none of the published news has a clear and confirmed source and according to unspecified sources, the orientation of the mentioned news collection is to induce insecurity in the shipping lines in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman.
The most important news published in this context by the website of the Times newspaper was the announcement of the collision of a Singaporean ship called “Asphalt Princess” with a mine off the coast of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates.
Following the news, some other Western media immediately reported the possibility of kidnapping, drone strikes and disembarkation of a number of commandos on the ship, none of which were documented in the news of official sources, and only with the phrases “said,media sources said, and… ” It’s been republished.
Shortly after the news was published, the American news agency AP said the steering rudder of at least four ships off the coast of the United Arab Emirates was out of control.
The Arabic Sky News immediately announced on its Twitter page: The UKMTO naval group affiliated with the British Navy did not rule out the possibility of the abduction of four merchant ships in Oman waters.
Following this widespread espionage, Saeed Khatibzadeh, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of our country, reacted immediately to these issues and, suspecting the publication of unofficial news about the occurrence of successive security incidents for ships in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman, warned against creating false space for special political purposes.
Following this massive atmosphere, Saeed Khatibzadeh, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of our country, immediately reacted to these issues and warned of any false space for specific political exaggerations by suspecting the publication of unofficial news of successive security incidents for ships in the Persian Gulf and Oman Sea.
Announcing Iran’s readiness to cooperate with countries in the region in this regard, Khatibzadeh added: “Iran’s navy is ready to assist and assist relief ships in the region, and in case of problems in navigation systems, the Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to assist and study the issue closely.”
In this regard, a senior military source in the Persian Gulf region told Nournews: “According to the Iranian navy forces in the Oman Sea and the Persian Gulf, the passage conditions of commercial vessels are quite normal, and so far no official naval sources or countries in the Persian Gulf have reported an uncontrollable occurrence in the region.
Referring to the announcement of several commercial vessels regarding the disruption of their navigation systems, he added: “The Iranian Ports and Maritime Organization has announced to the mentioned ships that it is ready to provide any assistance to solve the problem.”
Certainly, the psychological warfare created by the Western media and the region to portray the Persian Gulf region as insecure has certain goals, the dimensions of which will be determined soon, but the significant issue in this regard is that the Islamic Republic of Iran as one of The main pillars of stability and security in the region, while continuing the comprehensive efforts to maintain the security of the strategic waterway of the Persian Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz and the Sea of Oman, it will closely monitor any attempt to create insecurity and insecurity in the region and will take the necessary measures to counter these measures.
by Pooya Mirzaei