By Daily Mail. An Iranian destroyer has reportedly opened fire on one of its own warships by accident, causing ‘dozens of casualties’.
The friendly fire reportedly sank one of Iran’s own warships in the Sea of Oman.
40 naval personnel are missing in the incident, according to local media reports this evening. . .
According to local media, an Iranian battleship was accidentally hit by a C-802 Noor missile during military exercises, causing it to sink.
ELINT News reported that the Iranian Jamaran frigate accidentally fired on the Konarak support ship with an anti-ship cruise missile during exercises. (Read more from “Dozens Feared Dead as Iranian Destroyer Accidentally SINKS One of the Country’s Own Warships” HERE)
Iran Says It’s Ready for Unconditional Prisoner Swap With U.S. Amid Coronavirus Fears
By TIME. Iran says it is ready for unconditional prisoner swap talks with the United States because of fears that the coronavirus could put the lives of the prisoners at risk, Iranian media reported Sunday.
An Iranian news website, Khabaronline.ir, quoted Cabinet spokesman Ali Rabiei as saying there is a “readiness for all prisoners” to be discussed without condition.
“But the U.S. has refused to answer, so far,” said Rabiei. “We hope that as the outbreak of the COVID-19 disease threatens the lives of Iranian citizens in the U.S. prisons, the U.S. government eventually will prefer lives to politics.”
A senior U.S. official, who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “There has been no offer and no offer of direct talks.” (Read more from “Iran Says It’s Ready for Unconditional Prisoner Swap With U.S. Amid Coronavirus Fears” HERE)