Navy intercepted Iranian drone in Persian Gulf – Pentagon

34 Navy intercepted Iranian drone in Persian Gulf – Pentagon

American naval plane have intercepted an Iranian drone that was flying over the Persian Gulf, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) mentioned on Saturday.

The UAV was “working in an unsafe and unprofessional method” close to the strike group led by  the plane service USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, CENTCOM mentioned on X (previously Twitter). The US armada has been deployed to help “maritime safety and stability within the Center East area,” the army mentioned.

The reported encounter follows a string of assaults and incidents involving ships within the area, which unfolded after the combating broke out between the Palestinian militant group Hamas and Israel on October 7.

On Wednesday, a drone launched from the Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen, was shot down over the Crimson Sea by the US Navy destroyer USS Carney. The Pentagon mentioned that the Iran-produced UAV was in direction of its warship. The US naval vessel equally shot down missiles and drones launched from Yemen in October.

The US despatched two plane service strike teams to the Center East to indicate help for Israel throughout its battle in opposition to Hamas. The Pentagon mentioned on the time that it was sending “a message of deterrence to Iran and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.”

Earlier this week, a container ship owned by an Israeli billionaire was focused by a suspected Iranian drone assault within the Indian Ocean, whereas per week earlier than a British-owned cargo ship was seized by the Houthis within the Crimson Sea. The Pentagon reported on Sunday that its vessels had thwarted an try and seize a distinct industrial ship by “armed people” in a separate incident.

The Iran-backed rebels in Yemen insist that ships of Israeli origin are “respectable targets” and say that they’re appearing in help of the Palestinians.

Iran has denied any involvement within the assaults on the US Navy. On Tuesday, Amir Saeed Irwani, Iran’s ambassador to the UN, rejected the US accusations as “baseless.”

“The Islamic Republic of Iran has by no means been concerned in any motion or assault in opposition to the American army forces in Syria or elsewhere,” he mentioned, as cited by Iran’s semi-government information company IRNA.

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