Saturday 25 February 2017

US Navy fires three warning shots at Iranian vessel as tensions escalate in the northern Gulf

Mohammad Zargham;

Footage taken aboard the USS Nitze of Islamic Revolutionary Guard vessels. via REUTERS TV
Footage taken aboard the USS Nitze of Islamic Revolutionary Guard vessels. via REUTERS TV

A U.S. Navy ship fired three warning shots after an Iranian fast-attack craft approached and circled two U.S. Navy ships and a Kuwaiti vessel in the northern Gulf on Wednesday, CNN reported this evening.

It said the U.S. ship fired the shots into the water after the Iranian ship did not leave after a brief radio conversation, CNN said, citing U.S. officials. The United States on Wednesday had reported another incident in which it said Iranian vessels harassed a U.S. warship near the Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday.

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