Iran's IRGC recently acknowledged it had a tense encounter with US warships in the Persian Gulf, but alleged without offering evidence that American forces sparked the incident. The incident on April 15 saw the US Navy release video of small Iranian fast boats coming close to American warships as they operated in the northern Persian Gulf near Kuwait.
In the paramilitary Guard's telling, its forces were conducting a drill and faced the unprofessional and provocative actions of the United States and their indifference to warnings. It also released a video showing an Iranian boat traveling in parallel with a US warship. At one point, a deck-mounted machine gun on the Iranian vessel is seen pointed toward the American ship.
Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
A semi-militarized force commonly fall under the command of a military.
PLA has just released footage of paramilitary police conducting drills at Shenzhen.