warning shots fired from a american ship
Iran's defense minister has vowed that any U.S. or other warships entering the Iranian waters would be “severely punished,” the pentagon has confirmed that a US patrol boat had fired warning after being approached by shots at Iranian high speed interception boats . Whether American or otherwise, defense minister said, “any destroyer of any sort would be severely punished if they are found to encroach our waters in Persian Gulf.” earlier on Thursday and Iranian vessel approached the USS Squall – a Cyclone-class patrol coastal ship forward deployed to the U.S. Fifth Fleet in Bahrain,prompting the crew to fire warning shots into the water.“Our ships were in international waters,” said Cook. “Our sailors were conducting themselves professionally as they are trained to do. And we did not see the same from the Iranian boats on the other side.”“Our ships are operating as they have for years in that part of the world, in international waters, and will continue to do so,” Cook said.
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