Monday, January 9, 2017

US Navy Fires Warning Shots at Iranian Boats Near Persian Gulf

A U.S. Navy ship fired three warnings shots at Iranian boats near the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday, a U.S. defense official told VOA.

Four Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps vessels were “traveling right at” the USS Mahan in the Strait of Hormuz at a "very high rate of speed,” the defense official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The crew identified themselves as part of the U.S. Navy, and repeated “multiple times” that the ships needed to turn away or the crew would be “forced to use a defensive measure,” the defense official said.

When the Iranian boats did not respond to radio requests to slow down, the USS Mahan fired shots.

“As soon as the crew fired off warning shots, the small Iranian boats stopped and the U.S. ships proceeded on their route,” the defense official said.
 [voanews.com]
9/1/17
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