US Navy Ship Fires Warning Shots at Iranian Vessel in Arabian Gulf

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A US Navy ship fired warning shots at an armed Iranian patrol boat Tuesday in the northern end of the Persian Gulf, according to two US defense officials. According to The Hill, Navy officials claimed that the ship in question neglected to respond to initial warning signals, which included radio signals, flares, and five airings of the ship's whistle - the worldwide naval signal for danger.

The USS Thunderbolt was transiting with the USS Vella Gulf, a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser, and two other U.S. Coast guard vessels at the time, according to CNN. The U.S. Navy again has accused Iranian patrol boats of harassing an American warship in the Persian Gulf, this time with one Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel stopping right in front of the USS Firebolt and almost causing a collision.

The Iranian vessel is thought to have been part of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and is believed to have been armed, although the U.S. said the weapons were unmanned.

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard is a paramilitary force that answers directly to Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

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The Iranian ship stopped, but remained in the area for several hours.

While campaigning for the presidency in September, President Donald Trump warned that any Iranian vessels that harass the U.S. Navy in the Arabian Gulf would be "shot out of the water". The Iranian ship then halted its approach, concluding an event in which the Navy told Newsweek that Iran failed to comply with the 1972 International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGs). No warning shots were fired.

FOX News has updating details, including the last time a U.S. Navy warship fired warning shots at an Iranian vessel which approached too close.

In April, The United States said an Iranian ship of "unprofessional but also provocative" behavior approached the USS Mahan in the Persian Gulf.

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