For many years now Iranian vessels have been harassing US ships in the waters of the Middle East. They have conducted dangerous manoeuvres around or ships and tried to provoke a reaction.
The latest incident of Iranian harassment happened last Tuesday in the Strait of Hormuz, where Iranian attack ships harassed a United States flotilla that included the supercarrier USS George H.W. Bush, the U.K. Express reported.
Reportedly these vessels trained their weapons on the flotilla, and in response United States helicopters took off to hover over the Iranian vessels.
“What I don’t like about that is they were in the middle of international transit waters. We had a right to be there, as we were exercising freedom of navigation on our way into the Arabian Gulf,” Rear Adm. Kenneth Whitesell stated.
Business Insider reported that the incident ended without either side firing a shot, but it was yet another serious provocation by Iran at a time when tensions between the nations are at all-time highs.
Iran of course denied that the incident ever took place, Reuters reported.
“We emphasize that the Americans would be responsible for any unrest in the Persian Gulf, and again warn that the U.S. military must change its behavior,” Iranian Brig. Gen. Masoud Jazayeri stated.
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