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Iranian vessel will come in just 50 yards of US ship that responds with warning flare


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Iranian naval vessels challenges ships from the U.S. 5th Fleet sailing via the Strait of Hormuz on Monday, foremost the U.S. to respond with warning flares.

A few Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy vessels (IRGCN) approached a U.S. convoy comprised of the coastal patrol ship USS Sirocco and the quickly transport ship USNS Choctaw County, which were being conducting a routine transit via the Strait of Hormuz, the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command 5th Fleet said in a assertion.

“One particular of the IRGCN vessels approached Sirocco head-on at a dangerously large velocity and only altered system after the U.S. patrol coastal ship issued audible warning signals to avoid collision. The Iranian vessel also arrived inside of 50 yards of the U.S. Navy ship throughout the interaction, and Sirocco responded by deploying a warning flare,” the statement continued.

Iranian Navy. (U.S. Navy Central Command)

Iranian Navy. (U.S. Navy Central Command)
(U.S. Navy Central Command)

A video screenshot of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) operating in an unsafe and unprofessional manner in close proximity to patrol coastal ship USS Sirocco (PC 6) and expeditionary fast transport USNS Choctaw County (T-EPF 2) in the Strait of Hormuz, June 20, 2022.

A movie screenshot of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) functioning in an unsafe and unprofessional fashion in near proximity to patrol coastal ship USS Sirocco (Laptop 6) and expeditionary rapid transportation USNS Choctaw County (T-EPF 2) in the Strait of Hormuz, June 20, 2022.
(US Navy CENTCOM)

“The total interaction between all vessels lasted a single hour and finished when the IRGCN craft departed the place. U.S. Navy ships continued their transit without the need of further incident,” the statement continued.

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A video screenshot of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) operating in an unsafe and unprofessional manner in close proximity to patrol coastal ship USS Sirocco (PC 6) and expeditionary fast transport USNS Choctaw County (T-EPF 2) in the Strait of Hormuz, June 20, 2022.

A video clip screenshot of Iran’s Islamic Groundbreaking Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) operating in an unsafe and unprofessional manner in close proximity to patrol coastal ship USS Sirocco (Laptop 6) and expeditionary rapid transport USNS Choctaw County (T-EPF 2) in the Strait of Hormuz, June 20, 2022.
(US Navy CENTCOM)

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The Iranian Navy has long analyzed U.S. vessels traveling by the Strait of Hormuz. U.S. warships fired warning photographs at Iranian boats during a identical encounter in May possibly 2021.

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Monday’s incident comes times just before President Joe Biden travels to Saudi Arabia, exactly where he is anticipated to negotiate to lessen fuel price ranges as effectively as reopen negotiations encompassing an Iran nuclear offer.

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