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US navy destroyer fires warning shots at speeding Iranian vessels

Monday, January 9, 2017 8:18
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A US navy destroyer fired three warning shots towards four of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) vessels on Sunday after they closed in at a high rate of speed in the Strait of Hormuz, two US defense officials told Reuters on Monday.

The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the USS Mahan established radio communication with the Iranian boats but they did not respond to requests to slow down and instead continued asking the Mahan questions.

The navy destroyer fired warning flares and a US navy helicopter also dropped a smoke float before the warning shots were fired …. https://www.theguardian.com

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