dglobalnews.com United States navy fires warning shots near Iranian ship
Published: Wed, July 26, 2017
Global Media | By Cecelia Webb

United States navy fires warning shots near Iranian ship

United States navy fires warning shots near Iranian ship

The US navy has fired warning shots at an Iranian vessel when it brushed within 150 yards of them in the Gulf.

The U.S. Cyclone-class patrol ship, the USS Thunderbolt, was at the time involved in an exercise with American and partner vessels in the Persian Gulf, the Associated Press reported.

According to the US statement, the Iranian boat approached the USS Thunderbolt, coming within 137 meters (150 yards).

According to the official, the USS Thunderbolt fired the warning shots when the Iranian vessel failed to respond to attempted radio communication. "He did not respond to signals or calls, the patrol had no other choice than to fire warning shots", said to the AFP that is responsible, under the cover of anonymity. The U.S. patrol ship then ultimately opened fire with five short bursts of its.50-caliber heavy machine gun to drive away the incoming vessel. But serious differences remain over Iran's ballistic missile programme and conflicts in Syria and Iraq.

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"After the warning shots were fired, the Iranian vessel halted its unsafe approach", the lieutenant said in a statement, adding that the Iranian vessel created "a risk for collision".

In January 2016, IRGC vessels intercepted and captured two United States fast-assault boats that had strayed into Iranian waters near Farsi Island.

USA officials also have not disclosed what type of weapons the crew fired. The Iranian craft was likely operated by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, which released a statement saying that a US boat approached an Iranian patrol craft this morning. They in turn have accused the U.S. Navy of unprofessional behavior, especially in the Strait of Hormuz, the mouth of the Persian Gulf through which a third of all oil trade by sea passes.

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