‘US warship changes course as Iran boat nears’

‘US warship changes course as Iran boat nears’ ...
presstv.ir 07/09/2016 Military

Keywords:#American, #Firebolt, #Hormuz, #Hossein_Dehqan, #IRGC, #Iran, #Iranian, #Islamic, #Islamic_Republic, #Islamic_Revolution, #Islamic_Revolution_Guards_Corps, #Pentagon, #Persian, #Persian_Gulf, #Presstv.ir, #Reuters, #Revolution, #Strait_of_Hormuz, #US, #USS_Firebolt

File photo of American warship USS Firebolt

* * * The US military has claimed that an American warship patrolling in the central Persian Gulf changed its course after a speedboat operated by Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) came within 100 yards (91 meters) of it.
Pentagon Spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said on Tuesday that the Iranian vessel had sailed directly in front of the USS Firebolt.
Carrying the story, Reuters said “the US ship tried to communicate with the Iranian ship by radio three times but received no response.”
A US military official, speaking on condition of anonymity, also claimed the interaction was “unsafe,” according to the report.
In a similar development on August 25, Pentagon officials said Iranian speedboats had “harassed” US warships in the Strait of Hormuz.
They said Iranian boats sped close to two US Navy destroyers with their weapons uncovered in the Strait of Hormuz in an “unsafe and unprofessional” encounter.
A day later, Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan vowed that the Islamic Republic would confront any vessel intruding into its territorial waters.

Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan

* * * “If any foreign vessel enters our waters, we will give them a warning and if it is an act of aggression, we will confront them,” said Dehqan, adding that Iran’s naval units monitor all movements in the Persian Gulf.
In January, Iran's Navy arrested the crews of two US patrol boats that had trespassed into Iranian territorial waters. Iran released them after deciding they had done so by mistake.
Iran has invariably asserted that it only uses its naval might for defensive purposes and to send across the Islamic Republic’s message of peace and security to other nations.
--- ---
...

Read more from Source »

Related articles based on keyword density
US Claims of Chopper Harassment in Hormuz Strait ‘Propaganda Campaign’...
tasnimnews.com 29/11/2016 Military
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy on Tuesday dismissed as fictitious and “propaganda campaign” US claims that an IRGC...View Details»

'Now we're switching it up': US carrier enters Persian Gulf for 1st ti...
rt.com 23/12/2018 Military
As the two nations exchange open threats, the Pentagon has sent an aircraft carrier strike group to the Persian Gulf, while Iran stages "massive" nav...View Details»

Media Scam? Iran and America Join Hands in Waging “The Global War on T...
globalresearch.ca 01/07/2014 Politics
By Prof Michel Chossudovsky Global Research, June 21, 2014 Following the incursion of jihadist rebels of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (IS...View Details»

Iran dismisses US navy harassment claims ...
presstv.ir 12/09/2016 Military
US claims of warship harassment in Persian Gulf fictitious: Iran *** Deputy Chief of Staff of Iran's Armed Forces, Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri...View Details»

'Iran to drown US warships if threatened’ : IRGC ...
presstv.ir 11/05/2016 Military
*** IRGC Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi A commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has warned that his forces would drown Am...View Details»


EOF