Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Iran Continues To Intercept U.S. Air Force Planes And Naval Vessels After Recent Threat To Shoot Down Two U.S. Navy Spy Planes

The Hill: Air Force general cites 'continuing issue' with Iranian intercepts

An U.S. Air Force general on Tuesday said Iran has continually intercepted U.S. forces in the Persian Gulf, after Iranian forces threatened to shoot down two Navy planes over the weekend.

"This been a continuing issue with respect to Iranian intercepts," said Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian, who is the top U.S. commander of the coalition air war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

On Saturday, Iran threatened to shoot down two U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft flying close to Iranian territory in the Persian Gulf, according to Fox News.

A U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon with a crew of nine and an EP-3 Eries with a crew of 24, were flying a reconnaissance mission in the Persian Gulf 13 miles off the coast of Iran, over international waters.

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More News On U.S. And Iranian Intercepts In The Persian Gulf

Close encounters with Iran show need for rules of behavior: U.S. Navy -- Reuters
'Tactical Miscalculation' Likely if Iran Boat Harassment Persists: CNO --
U.S. Defense: Iran threatened to shoot down 2 Navy aircraft -- UPI
Report: Iran Threatens U.S. Spy Planes Flying Close to Border -- US News and World Report
Iran Tells US Navy: Go to the Bay of Pigs; The Persian Gulf Is Ours -- CNS
Iran Threatened to Shoot Down U.S. Surveillance Planes -- WSJ
Iran Threatened to Shoot Down Two U.S. Navy Surveillance Aircraft -- Washington Free Beacon
Iran threatened to shoot down two U.S. spy planes. Here's their bizarre interaction -- Military Times

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