Iranian TV: US recordings of encounter in Gulf was 'fabricated'

Iran on Wednesday called video and audio released by the Pentagon showing Iranian Revolutionary Guards boats confronting US warships in the Strait of Hormuz "fabricated," an English-language state-run television station reported. "The footage released by the US Navy was compiled using file pictures and the audio has been fabricated," the state-run English-language channel Press TV quoted an official in the Revolutionary Guards as saying. State TV did not give the name of the Revolutionary Guard figure and did not offer more details about how the official knew the footage was "fabricated." The Pentagon on Tuesday released a four-minute, 20-second video that included audio showing small Iranian boats swarming around US warships in the Persian Gulf. In the recording, a man speaking in heavily accented English threatened, "I am coming to you. ... You will explode after ... minutes."