The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) transiting in the Gulf of Oman. File/ AFP
Iran's borders "represent our red line," the head of the country's powerful Revolutionary Guard warned after Tehran said it shot down a US drone over its waters on Thursday.
Tehran's response to the drone was "a clear message" from the "defenders of the borders" of Iran, said Hossein Salami, quoted by Tasnim news agency.
Iran will "respond to all foreign aggression and our reaction is, and will be, categorical and absolute."
Salami's comments come hours after the Revolutionary Guard said it shot down a US-made surveillance drone in Iranian airspace near the Strait of Hormuz, just a week after attacks on two tankers in the strategic waterway.
"The borders represent our red line," said Salami.
"We declare that we are not looking for war but we are ready to respond to any declaration of war," he added.
The United States has blamed Iran for last week's tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman, a charge vehemently denied by the Islamic republic.
The video, published on Thursday on the US Central Command's website, purports to show the crew of an Iranian patrol boat removing an object from the hull of a vessel whose markings appear to match archive footage and pictures of the Japanese-owned tanker Kokuka Courageous.
Pompeo discussed Iran and maritime security with Gulf Arab allies during a trip to the region after President Donald Trump called off a military strike to retaliate for Tehran's downing of a US drone.
Quintana was interviewed after the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi sent across a media statement regarding her meeting with the 32 on separate occasions, “with the kind assistance of the UAE authorities.”
President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened to attack Iran in retaliation for any strikes by Tehran “on anything American,” after Iran said new US sanctions precluded any diplomacy and called the White House actions “mentally retarded.”
The Sharjah Debt Settlement Committee, SDSC, has approved Dhs72.28 million to settle cases for citizens in the emirate, as part of its 19th batch of payments, under the directives of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, to provide a stable and decent life for the citizens.
The Dubai Criminal Court on Monday began the trial of a gang of five Asians, an Arab businessman and another (fugitive) who are facing charges of stealing cars and exporting them as spare parts.
In light of World Diabetes Day, various initiatives and awareness campaigns were held across the UAE to increase awareness among the residents about the disease.