File photo of the amphibious vessel USS New Orleans in the Pacific Ocean (Reuters)
FOX News/WSJ: Iranian military boats veer dangerously close to US warship
Boats from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps maneuvered dangerously close to a U.S. military vessel in the Strait of Hormuz on Monday, part of a pattern that the top American general in the region—who was on the ship at the time—said risked grave miscalculation.
“What concerns me is our people don’t always have a lot of time to deal with those interactions,” said Gen. Joe Votel, head of U.S. Central Command, as he stood on the bridge of the amphibious ship later in the day. “It’s measured in minutes to really have the opportunity to make the right decision.”
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Update #1: After nuclear deal, Iran sticks to wary tactics in key Gulf waterway (Reuters)
Update #2: Iranian vessels mounted with machine guns approach US warship in Strait of Hormuz (RT)
WNU Editor: This is only going to get worse.