DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Navy stated Tuesday its forces had a tense encounter with Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard within the strategic Strait of Hormuz.
The Navy’s Mideast-based fifth Fleet stated three Guard vessels had an “unsafe and unprofessional” encounter as the usSirocco and USNS Choctaw County transited Monday by way of the strait, the slender mouth of the Persian Gulf.
The Navy stated considered one of three of the Guard quick crafts raced head-on on the Sirocco earlier than altering course. The Navy stated the Sirocco fired a warning flare through the encounter as properly.
A brief video launched by the Navy confirmed the encounter.
Iran didn’t instantly acknowledge the incident within the strait, by way of which a fifth of all oil traded passes.
It comes as tensions stay excessive within the area as Iran’s nuclear take care of world powers stays in tatters as negotiations over the accord are stalled. In the meantime, Tehran’s atomic program enriches uranium at its closest ranges to weapons-grade but.