The destroyer of the naval forces of Iran during the exercises mistakenly fired on another warship. This is stated in a message from AAA on Twitter.
According to preliminary information, the entire crew of 40 people died as a result of the emergency. The incident occurred in the Gulf of Oman.
Journalist Tagway Babak, in turn, reports that the destroyer launched an anti-ship missile into the Konarak military transport ship. After that, the injured ship sank. On board were 30 people.
On April 22, U.S. President Donald Trump ordered U.S. Navy ships to destroy Iranian ships in the event of a conflict. “I instructed the US Navy to shoot for destruction on any Iranian armed vessels if they pursue our ships on the water,” he wrote.
After that, the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), Hossein Salami, threatened that Iran would shell US ships that pose a threat to its security.