US Navy and Iran Revolutionary Guard Ships Come Close in the Persian Gulf

  • Reports say Persian Gulf witnessed a dramatic situation when an Iranian Coast Guard Vessel approached the USS Princeton ship of the Nimitz-led strike group “at a high rate of speed”. The US helicopter that witnessed the fast approaching Iranian ship shot warning flares. The Iranian vessel stopped after that and reportedly fired rounds into the water away from the U.S. ships. While the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command called it a "safe and professional interaction", Iran called it "unprofessional" confrontation. Iran state-sponsored IRNA news agency said that it’s the US ships that acted as provocateur by coming close to Iranian oil offshore platform.

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