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Iranian Warships Open Fire On US Cargo Ship In Persian Gulf, Take 34 Americans Prisoner (Video)

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#BreakingNews #Iran|ian naval vessels open fire towards #USA cargo ship and divert its route to Bandar Abaas port..

#BreakingNews 34 Americans on board a cargo ship taken by #Iran|ian naval vessels to Bandar Abbas port.. #USA


Uhoh. Iran captures U.S. vessel, holds 34 sailors – Al-Arabiya. @scarletfu reports oil trading up 1%. [link to] … @BloombergTV

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A U.S. cargo ship has been fired upon and seized by the Iranian Navy and taken to the Persan Gulf port of Bandar Abbas, on the Strait of Hormuz, according to a tweet Tuesday from the Saudi Arabian-owned Al Arabiya news website. The tweet also mentions that the 34 sailors are American, but does not say where the ship was intercepted. 

According to Iran’s FARS news agency the vessel had been detained “for trespassing on Iran’s territorial waters.”

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    • my2pesos

      Rouhani ~ I an Hour

    • Pix

      Looks like the American ship was caught red handed spying on Iran or worse. They would have been given fair warning to leave. You don’t enter someone else’s property without asking their permission. America doesn’t allow it and neither does Iran. Good for Iran for poking America for a change.


    • tempestking

      sorry but just bean on cnn and they say that no americans on board that ship

    • Rick Carufel

      Liesn the ship wasn’t US and no US personnel were involved.

      • truthlovingsoul

        you are correct.

    • truthlovingsoul

      Iranian warships have seized control of a cargo vessel in the Strait of Hormuz on charges of breaching the country’s territorial waters.

      A US defence department spokesman said on Tuesday that the Iranian navy was taking a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel, the MV Maersk Tigris, to the southern port city of Bandar Abbas in the Gulf after it entered its waters.

      Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steve Warren, who said there were no Americans onboard, said the vessel had been boarded by the Iranian navy and no injuries had been reported.

      Warren said the ship issued a distress call and US Naval Forces Central Command, based in the area, had sent a US destroyer and an aircraft to the area of the incident to monitor the situation.

      Al Jazeera’s Alan Fisher, reporting from Washington, said the White House and Pentagon were informed of the incident and were investigating the matter.

      Fisher said there were unofficial reports that shots had been fired over the vessel prior to the seizing.

      He also said that 34 people were believed to be on board but none were US nationals.

      The Reuters news agency had earlier reported that the vessel was a US cargo ship.

      At its narrowest point, the strait is 33km across and consists of 3.2km wide navigable channels for inbound and outbound shipping and a 3.2km-wide buffer zone.

      Source: Al Jazeera and agencies

      • The Real Deal

        Good find.

    • albertan

      Do we really believe this story the way it is told? I don’t. I know they had a plan from years ago to have something like this happen so the American people would get upset and allow the Demon in Charge at the White House to declare war on Iran. It’s all part of the demonic plan people. Don’t panic. It’s all theater.

    • Bobbyray


      As proven, this story of yours is completely bad info. AN MSN first report is always inaccurate and makes you look bad.

      Trust BUT Verify your info before you spread false info. Don’t trust the first reports from any MSN outlets….. you know better. There is way too much false info being reported for provocative reasons so be an investigative reporter with the true facts. Being first to report is stupid and always leaves you being wrong. History has proven that over and over. You are much better and wiser than that and know what to do. Anyone can spread a false rumor and that is not what reporting is about. Isn’t that why you are reporting, because the MSN doesn’t. So now you want to join them.????

    • captbob

      And this is how Iran wants to work with the US or Obama

    • NWO for Dummies.

      It was an american vessel and all the americans on board are now working in the salt mines in yugoslavia. the first report is usually the more accurate before the censors move in . Just like on 911. the first reports said there were no planes bobby ray is an unwitting victim of mind control hence a troll

      • NWO for Dummies.


        “The Pentagon told journalists this morning that the ship was transiting through Iranian territorial waters. Defense analysts like Patrick Megahan of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies have posted maps showing otherwise.”

        also according to the iranians the ship was Marshall Islands flagged but US owned.

        • LifeIs

          Иннокентий you are out of practice, in research. Yugoslavia stopped existing in 1992.
          And Yugoslavia was never part of Iran.

      • shadowsun

        Where did you found Yugoslavia at all ? There is no such state or country as Yugoslavia.Not any more.You could be more precise and tell in WHICH country of former Yugoslavia are those “sailors”…

        • truthlovingsoul

          um, pretty sure he was joking…..

    • BooBird

      Maersk, a Danish company based in Copenhagen, owns the vessel. This was not a US Cargo Ship, there were no Americans on board. Two easily attainable facts that could of been checked via the internet before one would set themselves up to looking totally uniformed and clueless in the comment section. :oops:

      • NWO for Dummies.

        if you’re not uninformed and clueless you’re not in the comments section… made it – congratulations. :neutral:

    • The Watcher

      Trying to come up with an excuse for WWIII! Israel probably behind it all!

      • MediaMike

        Certainly wouldn’t be the first time!

    • King Of Jambalamba

      More Jew lies to get us to fight Iran……Israel fears Iran as they are the only country in the world who will annihilate the dirty Jews! Heres to Iran doing it. :lol:

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