Fri, 11 Jan 2008
Senior US Navy sources say an alleged threat to blow up US warships 'may not have come' from Iranian boats in the Hormuz Strait.
Informed sources told the BBC the audio on a videotape released by the Pentagon could instead had been originated from another ship in the area or a transmitter on land.
The Pentagon released the video footage of Sunday's identification check in the Strait of Hormuz, claiming Iranian boats 'harassed' three US Navy warships.
After showing the footage of the incident, the video turns black but the audio track resumes with an accented, deep male voice saying clearly in English, "I am coming to you."
He then continues, "You will explode after (indecipherable) minutes."
Iran has played down the incident as an 'ordinary' maritime identification check.
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) also released a video on Thursday, proving the Iranian Foreign Ministry's remarks.
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