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Press Release | Aug. 30, 2022

Statement from the CENTCOM Commander regarding IRGC attempt to seize U.S. unmanned vessel


Aug. 30, 2022

Release Number 20220830-05


TAMPA, Fla. – Gen. Michael “Erik” Kurilla, Commander, U.S. Central Command statement on Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ illegal attempted seizure of U.S. unmanned vessel in the Arabian Gulf Aug. 29, 2022:

"The professionalism and competence of the crew of the USS Thunderbolt prevented Iran from this illegal action. This incident once again demonstrates Iran's continued destabilizing, illegal, and unprofessional activity in the Middle East."