US Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian ship in the north Persian Gulf

The USS Nitze fired warning flares (AFP)
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CNN is now reporting that another Iranian “fast attack craft” harassed two Navy ships and a Kuwaiti ship in the north Persian Gulf yesterday. This is NOT the same incident we showed you yesterday.

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.

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps conducted a ‘high speed intercept’ of the USS Nitze

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