Warning shots have been fired by the U.S. Navy, at an Iranian ship on Tuesday morning, in the Persian Golf. According to Fox News, this has been confirmed by a U.S. defense official.
The Iranian ship disregarded several warnings, including multiple radio calls from the U.S. Navy ship USS Thunderbolt, and even flares that were launched.
Despite the several attempts to warn them, the foreign ship sped on.
The U.S. Navy coastal patrol ship fired warning shots from its .50-caliber machine gun at an Iranian patrol boat when it came within 150 yards of the ship in the Persian Gulf, according to two U.S. defense officials.
The incident happened Tuesday as a formation of U.S. Navy warships was doing an exercise in the Northern Persian Gulf.
It’s the first time since January a U.S. Navy warship has fired warning shots at an Iranian vessel which approached too close.
Twitter is humming with tweets about the incident as well.
BREAKING NEWS: US Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian boat at northern end of Gulf…Iranians come within 150 yards
— Barbara Starr (@barbarastarrcnn) July 25, 2017
— Military Times (@MilitaryTimes) July 25, 2017
— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) July 25, 2017
What I am curious to know is why the ship required so many warning. They obviously felt way too comfortable with coming that close.
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