Fired at Iranian boats entered the territorial waters, said Riyadh

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Unliterate fotobounce in the city of Riyadh. Archival photoFired at Iranian boats entered the territorial waters, said Riyadh© RIA Novosti / Alexander Unliterate the image Bank

Saudi Arabia in response to Iran accusations in the shelling of the boats with the fishermen stated that opened warning fire at the violators, entered the territorial waters and holding the path to the oil platforms of the country.

Earlier, Iran’s government announced that they are going to investigate the circumstances of the shelling of two Iranian fishing boats that Saudi border guards in the Persian Gulf. As a result of this incident, according to the Iranian authorities, killing one of the fishermen.

As informs the Saudi news Agency SPA, citing a senior source, the incident occurred in the evening on Friday, when Saudi territorial waters went three-boat red-white color and went to oil platforms Deposit Murjan.

«The naval forces of the Kingdom immediately fired warning shots in the direction of the violators that have not responded to the crews of the boats,» said the source.

According to him, the coast guard Saudi Arabia seized one vessel, the other two managed to escape. On the boat, according to the source, there was a weapon.