Saturday, July 29, 2017

Iran Is Claiming That A Helicopter From The Aircraft Carrier USS Nimitz Fired Warning Shots At An IRGC Patrol Boat In the Persian Gulf

Wall Street Journal: Iran Says U.S. Navy Vessel Fired Warning Shots

Incident comes days after a similar incident in Persian Gulf

DUBAI—Iran said Saturday that a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier fired warning rounds at its vessels in the Persian Gulf, the second such incident this week as political tensions between the longtime rivals flare.

The country’s powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said an American Nimitz-class aircraft carrier accompanied by a warship came near IRGC boats patrolling Iran’s Resalat oil-and-gas field. The aircraft carrier flew a helicopter close to the Iranian vessels at 4 p.m. local time on Friday, according to the official Islamic Republic News Agency.

The IRGC accused the American warships of firing “provocative and unprofessional” warnings on its vessels before leaving the area. The vessels continued on their mission, the force said.

U.S. naval forces in the Middle East didn’t respond immediately to a request for comment.

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WNU Editor: No comment yet from the U.S. Navy/U.S. authorities.

More News On Reports Of Another "Encounter" Between U.S. And Iranian Naval Vessels

Iran’s IRGC: U.S. Navy helicopter bore down on boat 'provocatively' -- Tehran Times
Iran Says New Tensions Between Revolutionary Guards and U.S. Navy -- US News and World Report/Reuters
Iran says US Navy fires warning shots near its vessels -- AP
US Navy warning shot in Gulf was 'unprofessional,' Iran says -- FOX News
Iran: U.S. Navy again fired warning flares at vessels in Persian Gulf -- UPI
Iran says US Navy fired warning flares at its vessels -- CNN
Iran: US Warship Fired Warning Shots at Revolutionary Guard Vessel -- VOA
US Navy fires warning shot near Iranian vessels, Iranian state news agency says -- The Independent
Iran accuses US navy of firing warning shots at its vessels -- The Guardian
Iran: US navy fires warning shots at Iranian vessels -- Al Jazeera

1 comment:

RussInSoCal said...

Prefer they blow it out of the water