Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy

US Coast Guard fires 30 warning shots at ‘unsafe & unprofessional’ Iranian military ships during flotilla encounter – Pentagon

Russia Today

Late last month, the US Fifth Fleet said in a statement that Iranian vessels had come within 68 yards (204 feet) of the USS Firebolt patrol boat and another American ship in the Persian Gulf, north of the Strait of Hormuz.

According to the statement, the Iranian ships failed to heed radio and loudspeaker warnings and only dispersed to a safe distance after the Firebolt’s crew fired warning shots.

The developments come as US and Iranian negotiators are taking part in delicate indirect talks in Vienna to revive the 2015 JCPOA nuclear deal.


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