US Navy warning shots on Iranian ships in the Gulf

US Navy warning shots on Iranian ships in the Gulf

The U.S. Navy on Monday issued a warning to three Iranian Coast Guard boats that came very close to two warships in the Gulf.

The U.S. Fleet Fleet announced on Tuesday (April 27) that the U.S. Navy on Monday issued warning shots to three Iranian Coast Guard boats that came very close to two warships in the Gulf.

Three speedboats from the Revolutionary Guard Corps Coastguard unit arrived within 70 meters of the U.S. Navy patrol boat around 8 p.m., local time. USS Firebolt And the U.S. Coast Guard boat Baronoff, Commander Rebecca Rebaric, a spokeswoman for the fifth ship based in Bahrain, said in a statement.

Through on-board radios and megaphones, American workers issued numerous verbal warnings to the Iranian crew. “But the Iranian players continued their machinations.”, She clarified. “Crew Firebolt Several warning shots were applied and the Revolutionary Guard boats moved. ”

Both U.S. ships were carrying, according to the U.S. Navy “Regular patrolling on international waters”. This is the second such incident by US Navy and Iranian ships since the beginning of this year. This is the first time since 2017 that the U.S. Navy has introduced warning shots. The Fifth Ship had earlier revealed on Tuesday that it had been approached by Iranian Revolutionary Guard boats “Aggressively” Two U.S. ships in the Gulf on April 2.

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The Iranian ship Hart 55 and three speedboats regularly patrol the Gulf at a distance of 64 meters from the US ships Rangel and Monomoy. The rank strategy was applied to avoid collisions “When the five small blows of the horn sound”.

The incident took place during talks with Iran in Vienna over the US return to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Former US President Donald Trump withdrew.

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