His Excellency Mr.

Ban Ki-moon

ID: LFG-2016-0043

Secretary-General of the United Nations
United Nations Headquarters
New York, New York, 10017 A
bkm@un.org
Sent via: Mail and Email
August 29th, 2016
Re: Provocative aggressive acts by members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps against the United
States of America
His Excellency Mr. Ban Ki-moon ,
My name is Isaiah X. Smith and I am sending you this letter as for the purpose as to notifying your office
that the Islamic Republic of Iran has been involved in multiple incidents in which members of the Iranian
Revolutionary Guard Corps have been attempting to provoke the government of the United States of
America and its agents on international waters. Recently an incident has caught international attention
and I have sent President Hassan Rouhani a letter as to this issue. See Exhibit A.
I believe that members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps were intending to provoke the
government of the United States of America through their actions and conduct. I and other individuals
take the provoking attempts by members of the government of Iran as an act of aggression and those
provoking attempts against service members of the United States of America must stop! The Iranian
Revolutionary Guard Corps’ provoking attempts have the possibility as to causing there to be a breach to
the peace and poses a threat to the peace.
In one instance the USS Nitze, under the operations of the United States of America, was on
international waters when speed boats from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps began to rapidly
approach an American military ship. One of the Iranian speed boats was equipped with a .50 caliber
machine gun and what was known as a multiple rail rocket launcher. The speech boats came within
several hundred yards of the American military ship.
The USS Nitze, under the operations of the United States of America, was operating pursuant to and in
accordance with international law as it was on international waters. However I believe that members of
the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps ignored the international maritime "rules of the road" that have
been listed in the 1972 Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea
when they were acting aggressively in a way as to provoking the United States of America. Further,
members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps actions and conduct were dangerous, unprofessional
and were very disturbing as they have done so hundreds of times already.

I hope that your office will condemn the actions of the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran and
that you and your office would further ask them to cease their activities and conduct on international
waters. All countries, regardless as to their hostility towards one another, must all peacefully co-exist.
No country has a right to commit any act of aggression towards the other through armed military
harassment and armed military intimidation.
A response as to my letter to you would be greatly appreciated. You can send me correspondence to me
by electronic mail at: iscampaign@usa.com. You can also send me correspondence to me to the
following mailing address:
Isaiah X. Smith
Isaiah Smith Campaign
P.O Box 163411
Fort Worth, Texas, 76161
Respectfully,
Isaiah X. Smith
Isaiah Smith Campaign
P.O Box 163411
Fort Worth, Texas, 76161
www.isaiahxsmith.com

EXHIBIT A

President Hassan Rouhani

ID: LFG-2016-0042

Pasteur Street, Pasteur Square
Tehran
Islamic Republic of Iran
Sent via: Mail
August 29th, 2016
Re: Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps
President Hassan Rouhani,
My name is Isaiah X. Smith and I am sending you this letter in regards and pertaining to the Iranian
Revolutionary Guard Corps’ harassment of service members of the United States of America. I want to
personally condemn the members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps who repetitively were
attempting to provoke service members of the United States of America that were on board the USS
Nitze.
I believe that members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps were intending to provoke the
government of the United States of America through their actions and conduct. I and other individuals
takes the provoking attempts by members of the government of Iran as an act of aggression and those
provoking attempts against service members of the United States of America must stop! The Iranian
Revolutionary Guard Corps’ provoking attempts have the possibility as to causing there to be a breach to
the peace and poses a threat to the peace.
The USS Nitze, under the operations of the United States of America, was operating pursuant to and in
accordance with international law as it was on international waters. However I believe that members of
the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps ignored the international maritime "rules of the road" that have
been listed in the 1972 Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea
when they were acting aggressively in a way as to provoking the United States of America. Further,
members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps actions and conduct were dangerous, unprofessional
and were very disturbing.
I would strongly recommend that the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran cease their dangerous
and unprofessional harassment of foreign vessels. Your country’s harassment of foreign vessels is taken
as an act of aggression and has the possibility as to causing there to be a breach to the peace, poses a
threat to the peace and may violate international law.

Respectfully,
Isaiah X. Smith
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