BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 P.M.) – The Saudi coastguard killed an Iranian fisherman in the Persian Gulf, Saturday, the Iranian Interior Ministry stated in a press conference.

The attack occurred after two Iranian fishing boats strayed into Saudi territorial waters in the Persian Gulf, the Iranian Interior Ministry’s Director of Border Affairs, Majd Aqa-Babaei, stated on Saturday.

“Accordingly and without establishing whether the Iranian boats had crossed Saudi borders, the coastguard of this country opened fire on the Iranian boats and an Iranian fisherman was killed due to a bullet hitting him in the waist,” Babaei stated during the press conference.

“This Saudi move is not compatible with human principles and even assuming that the boats had crossed Saudi borders due to sea waves, they were not authorized to shoot at the Iranian boats,” the Iranian official added.

The Saudi regime has yet to issue a statement regarding the actions of its coastguard.

 

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