Incident between Iranian and U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf
WASHINGTON, (BM) – An investigation by the Wall Street Journal and a U.S. Navy source revealed an incident between ships of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and the U.S. Coast Guard in the Persian Gulf region.
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According to published information, on April 2 this year, IRGC ships surrounded U.S. Coast Guard ships, and the tense situation lasted for about three hours. Following an investigation by the Wall Street Journal, the U.S. Navy confirmed the truth of the information.
According to the fleet, three IRGC battleships and a support ship made maneuvers and surrounded two Coast Guard ships that patrolled international waters in the southern Persian Gulf. It came to a point where the American ship Wrangell undertook a severe maneuver to avoid a collision with one of the Iranian warships.
The Wall Street Journal says U.S. military ships have issued several warnings to Iranian boats in the area, but no response has followed. According to the U.S. Navy, the actions of the Iranian thieves were unprofessional and dangerous.
Iran says that the IRGC’s actions were not strange or untimely; on the contrary – the U.S. warships activated Iranian forces as the two U.S. ships invaded Iran’s territorial waters.
This incident is not the first one between Iran and the United States in the Persian Gulf waters. At the same time last year, IRGC boats did precisely the same thing, even crossing the path of one of the American ships.
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