US Fired Warning Shots at Iranian Vessel After Close Encounter

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    US fires warning shots at Iranian vessel after close encounter


    By Barbara Starr, Nicole Gaouette, Jim Sciutto and Jennifer Rizzo, CNN
    Updated 3:23 PM ET, Thu August 25, 2016


    (CNN) A US Navy patrol craft fired three warning shots at an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps boat Wednesday after US officials said it had harassed that patrol craft, CNN has learned.
    Another US patrol craft and a Kuwaiti Navy ship were also harassed in the incident, which took place in the northern end of the Persian Gulf.

    At one point, the Iranian boat came within 200 yards of one of the US Navy boats. When it failed to leave the area after the Navy had fired flares and had a radio conversation with the Iranian crew, the US officials said, the USS Squall fired three warning shots. Following standard maritime procedures, the Navy fired the three shots into the water to ensure the Iranians understood they needed to leave the immediate area.

    State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau said incidents like this one "unnecessarily escalate tensions," adding that the US doesn't know Iran's intentions.


    More here: http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/24/polit...e-within-300-yards-of-us-destroyer/index.html
     
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    Strait of Hormoz is our waters, and the Iranian naval forces constantly monitor developments in the Persian Gulf and keep a close watch on the movements of foreign vessels to ensure maritime security. Such control and naval patrols naturally take place in Iran's own territorial waters.

    The Iranian forces warn any foreign vessel that enters the country's waters and take action if the intrusion is deemed aggressive.

    Also in the video American crew on the radio uses a fake name instead of the Persian gulf, that this is a stimulating action.
     
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