Saudi Authorities Detain Three Iranian Revolutionary Guards

Saudi Authorities Detain Three Iranian Revolutionary Guards

Saudi Authorities Detain Three Iranian Revolutionary Guards

"Accordingly and without establishing whether the Iranian boats had crossed Saudi borders, the coast guard of this country opened fire on the Iranian boats and an Iranian fisherman was killed after being shot in the waist".

Aghababie said on Monday that a Saudi claim the boats entered the kingdom's waters had not been proven. "It was captured with the three men on board, the other two escaped", a statement from the ministry's center for global communications said. They headed at speed towards platforms of Saudi oil field of Marjan.

In April, Saudi security forces said they thwarted an attempted attack on an oil distribution center involving an unmanned boat from Yemen loaded with explosives. The captured boat was carrying weapons "for subversive purposes", the brief SPA report said. "They are from Bushehr and were fishing when they were arrested by the Saudi coastguard", said Aghababaie.

Saudi Arabia did not say who it suspected in the disrupted attack.

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State-run Tasnim News stated that Saudi Arabia fired on a fishing boat that had been forced by the waves into the area.

Relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran have strained since Riyadh severed diplomatic ties with Tehran early past year after its diplomatic missions in Tehran and Mashhad came under mob attacks following the execution of a Saudi Shia cleric.

Iran fired six surface-to-surface missiles at Islamic State targets in Syria on Sunday, a rare strike that indicates its willingness to escalate its use of military power in the region.

Saudi Arabia has been trying to cement its ties throughout the Muslim world against the backdrop of higher tensions with its Iranian rival.

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