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Monday, January 23, 2017

The Pentagon has said about a dangerous incident with Iranian boats


The Pentagon announced that four Navy boats of the Corps of guards of Islamic revolution of Iran came at a dangerous distance to the American destroyer Nitze in the Strait of Hormuz. The U.S. Navy destroyer has repeatedly warned of Iranian ships on the inadmissibility of further approximation. The Americans released 10 flares in the direction of the boats.

According to TASS, the official representative of the Pentagon Peter cook said at the briefing that the Iranian boats acted in an unsafe and unprofessional manner”. He added that the US destroyer has taken appropriate steps to de-escalate the situation.

He stressed that Nitze and other missile destroyer of the U.S. Navy Mason carried out a “routine transit” through the Strait of Hormuz and were in international waters.

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