US Navy Fires Warning Shots Against Terrorist Nation's Boats

  • 01/09/2017
  • Source: Fox News
  • by: FoxNews.com
In the latest incident of high-seas tension between the U.S. and Iran, a Navy destroyer fired a series of warning shots at four Iranian vessels on Sunday after the Islamic Republic's boats closed in at a high rate of speed in the Strait of Hormuz, Fox News confirmed.

The USS Mahan tried to order the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard boats to stop via radio communication, but the vessels didn’t respond to the request, prompting the destroyer to fire three warning shots with a .50 caliber machine gun, a U.S. defense official said. After the shots were fired, the Iranian boats stopped the approach.

In addition to the machine gun warning shots, a Navy helicopter dropped a smoke float.
 Source: Fox News

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