Tuesday, July 25, 2017

US navy fires warning shots near Iranian ship

Iranian ship
A US navy ship fired warning shots near an Iranian vessel which came within 150 yards (137 metres) in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday, US officials said.

In a statement, US Naval Forces Central Command said the patrol craft, named Thunderbolt, fired the warning shots in front of the Iranian vessel after it ignored radio calls, flares and the ship's whistle.

The Iranian vessel was from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the statement said, adding that it stopped its unsafe approach after the warning shots were fired.

A US official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the Iranian boat was armed but that the weapons were unmanned.

1 comment:

  1. IRGC foils US warship's provocative move in Persian Gulf
    Iranian patrol boat in the Persian Gulf...

    Third Naval Region of Islamic Revolution Guard Corps' public relations office said it has foiled the US warship's provocative move against an Iranian Navy patrol boat in the Persian Gulf.

    The statement released after reports in foreign media about firing of warning shots at the Iranian patrol boat in the Persian Gulf.

    A US warship moved towards an Iranian navy patrol boat and aiming to instigate and frighten the Iranian boat, fired two warning shots, the statement added.

    It noted: 'IRGC navy patrol boat continued its mission, ignoring the unprofessional and provocative move by the US warship and the warship left the zone after a while.'


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