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US warship fired on Iranian boats

Военный корабль США стрелял по иранским катерамThe incident occurred last Sunday

US warship fired several warning shots in the direction of the Iranian boats in the Strait of Hormuz.

The incident occurred on Sunday, when four boats of the Islamic revolutionary guard Corps (IRGC) began at high speed to get close to the destroyer Mahan, who accompanied other American court.
The news Agency reported that a boat approached the destroyer at a distance of 800 metres.

It is noted that the warning fire was opened after the Iranian ships did not react to radio signals and smoke buoy dropped by a helicopter of the US Navy. Only three shots were fired.

Earlier, the US has repeatedly complained that Iranian boats approaching too close to the American ships in the Persian Gulf. In August, the four boats of the IRGC came to less than 275 meters to the American destroyer Nitze in the vicinity of the Strait of Hormuz. The destroyer was forced to change course.

In late November, the representative of the Iranian military Department stated that the presence of American ships in the Persian Gulf creates the risk of conflict in the region, their conduct was “inappropriate and unprofessional”.

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