Supreme Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed Imam Khamanei: IRGC Arrest of US Marines ’Timely Brave Move’
Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei has commended as timely and praiseworthy the “brave” move by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) forces in arresting US Marines who trespassed into Iran’s territorial waters.
Ayatollah Khamenei received on Sunday the IRGC naval forces who arrested 10 US sailors after their patrol boats entered the country’s territorial waters on January 12.
The Leader stated that the praiseworthy measure by the IRGC forces stemmed from their faith and courage and was taken in the right time.
Ayatollah Khamenei added that the capture of the US sailors “was in fact an act of God, Who brought the Americans into our waters so they would be arrested with their hands on their heads through your timely measure.”
On January 13, the IRGC announced that ten US Marines, who had drifted into the country’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf and had been taken into Iranian custody, had been released after Americans apologized for the incident.