“Iranian speedboat for a short distance approaching Nitze, despite repeated warnings,” — said the representative of the Ministry of defense of the United States. Thus in Department noted that the court moved closer to a distance of about 270 metres. Only after that the Iranian sailors slowed down and went back to her Bank, reports TASS.
The us military added that Nitze and missile destroyer Mason carried out a routine transit through the Strait of Hormuz. The official representative of the Central command (CENTCOM) of the Armed forces of the United States Kyle Raines assured that the American court at that time were in international waters.
It is also reported that 12 times Nitze tried to establish radio contact with Iranian sailors, as well as three times the signal alarm. Thus the crew of the American ship tried to convey to the Iranians that he considers their actions are dangerous. In addition, destroyer released ten flares in the direction of the approaching boats, and was forced several times to change course.