The U.S. military ship Firebolt fired warning shots near Iranian naval vessels on Monday. It tells the U.S. military to the press Reuters. The two countries are said to have traveled within 62 meters of each other in the international waters of the Persian Gulf.
The U.S. military says the Islamic Revolutionary Guards (IRGCN) navy came within 62 meters of a U.S. patrol boat on Tuesday.
‘Irresponsible actions of local commanders’
U.S. officials said Reuters It was very quick to know the exact motive of the Iranian armed forces. In the past, such incidents would have been carried out by local commanders rather than IRGCN.
The U.S. ship’s crew issued several warnings via radio communication and loudspeakers, but the IRGCN ships continued their maneuvers at close range. “Firebolt crews then fired warning shots, and IRGCN ships moved to a safe distance from U.S. ships,” the Americans said.
The actions we usually see about the IRGC Navy are not actions directed by the Iranian supreme leader (Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, ed.) Or from the Iranian government. Rather, they are the irresponsible actions of local commanders, ”said Kenneth McKenzie, general of the Marine Corps in the United States.
An American official, he is unnamed Reuters He said there was a history of IRGCN ships harassing fishing boats in the Persian Gulf and that it was not too disturbing.
The incident comes at a time when world powers and Iran are trying to revive the 2015 international nuclear deal. The United States pulled out of the deal in 2018, but now seems to want to revive it. Since the beginning of this month, the European Union, Russia, China, Germany, France and the United Kingdom have been in talks in Vienna.