63161
US Navy Fires Flare at Iran Vessel
US Navy Fires Flare at Iran Vessel

US Navy Fires Flare at Iran Vessel

US Navy Fires Flare at Iran Vessel

The US Navy said a guided-missile destroyer fired a flare toward an Iranian vessel in a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf. Lt. Ian McConnaughey of the Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet said the incident happened on Monday, AP reported. He claimed the Iranian boat came within 1,000 meters (yards) of the USS Mahan. The lieutenant said the Mahan "made several attempts to contact the Iranian vessel by bridge-to-bridge radio, issuing warning messages and twice sounding the internationally recognized danger signal of five short blasts with the ship's whistle, as well as deploying a flare to determine the Iranian vessel's intentions." The Iranian vessel later sailed away. Iranian authorities did not immediately report the incident on Wednesday. The US Navy and Iran routinely have tense encounters in the waters of the Persian Gulf, as the Islamic Republic has announce zero tolerance for any violation of its territorial waters.

 

Short URL : https://goo.gl/9wThGj
  1. https://goo.gl/CzzBVO
  • https://goo.gl/t9MhgD
  • https://goo.gl/bAwnKl
  • https://goo.gl/e5cpou
  • https://goo.gl/uEOuFV

You can also read ...

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s tour of Africa takes him to South Africa, Uganda and Niger.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday led a high-...
US Congress in No Position to Modify JCPOA
An Iranian legislator said his counterparts in the US Congress...
Lawmaker: Reformist Alliance Unlikely in Next Elections
Reformists are very unlikely to forge an alliance with...
Any Change to Iran Nuclear Deal Will Impact NPT
The nuclear accord between Iran and world powers is a very “...
Naval Flotilla Visiting Russia
An Iranian naval flotilla, comprising the homegrown Damavand...
Hamas Expected to Maintain Anti-Israel Stance
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council called...
Military Advisory Mission Continues in Syria
Deputy Commander of the Iranian Army Ahmad Reza Pourdastan...

Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.

Trending

Googleplus