A US Coast Guard ship fired about 30 warning pictures at Iranian navy boats that got here dangerously near it and different American vessels within the Strait of Hormuz on Monday, the Pentagon stated.
Six US Navy ships have been escorting a guided missile submarine via the Strait when at the least 13 armed speedboats of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard approached from behind at high-speed.
“They have been appearing very aggressively,” Pentagon press secretary John Kirby stated.
At one level, two of the Iranian boats broke away from the others and sped towards a few of the US ships, coming dangerously shut, the company stated.
The Coast Guard cutter Maui fired the warning pictures from a .50-caliber machine gun earlier than the Iranian vessels modified course.
It was the second time throughout the final month that US navy vessels opened hearth to warn ships from Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard within the area.
“Sadly, harassment by the IRGC Navy is just not a brand new phenomenon,” Kirby instructed reporters on the Pentagon.
“This exercise is the type of exercise that would result in anyone getting harm and will result in an actual miscalculation there within the area, and that doesn’t serve anyone’s pursuits.”
With Put up wires