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U.S. Coast Guard Warship Fires 30 Warning Shots At IRGC Speed Boats

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U.S. Coast Guard Warship Fires 30 Warning Shots At IRGC Speed Boats

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On May 10th, a US Coast Guard warship fired 30 warning shots at 13 Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) “fast boats” that reportedly approached it in the Strait of Hormuz.

Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby said that after the Iranian vessels didn’t heed a warning call, the US warship was forced to fire warning shots.

During a briefing today at the Pentagon, Kirby said it was six U.S. Navy vessels that were escorting the guided missile submarine USS Georgia which were involved in the incident.

“This group of fast attack boats approached the U.S. formation at high speed, closing in as close as 150 yards,” Kirby said. “After following all the appropriate and established procedures involving ships: horn blast, bridge-to-bridge radio transmissions and other ways of communicating, the [U.S.] Coast Guard Cutter Maui … fired approximately 30 warning shots from a 50 caliber machine gun. After the second round of warning shots, the 13 fast-attack craft from the IRGCN broke contact.”

Kirby said the Coast Guard cutter fired warning shots while the IRGCN ships were at the 300-yard mark and then again when they were at the 150-yard mark.

The US coast guard cutter Maui fired the warning shots from a .50-caliber machine gun before the Iranian vessels left, Kirby said.

“It’s significant … and they were acting very aggressively,” he said, adding that the number of Iranian vessels was more than in the recent past.

“After the second round of warning shots the 13 fast attack craft from the IRGCN broke contact,” he said, ending the encounter.

Just a day earlier, the USS Monterey intercepted an arms shipment aboard a dhow in the Persian Sea allegedly headed for Yemen, where the Houthis are fighting against the Saudi-led coalition.

In April, a U.S. military ship fired warning shots after three vessels from IRGCN came close to it and another American patrol boat in the Gulf.

The latest incident comes as world powers and Iran seek to speed up efforts to bring Washington and Tehran back into compliance with the 2015 nuclear accord.

In the week ending on May 9th, U.S. officials returned to Vienna for a fourth round of indirect talks with Iran on salvaging the Nuclear Deal.

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AMS

They were trying to SEND YOU A MESSAGE “general kirby”: GO HOME, THE PERSIAN GULF IS NOT YOUR COAST TO GUARD!!!!

farbat

american ships have to be seized the same way their navy seals on their boats were seized these ships are no different they can be seized aswell

farbat

“warning shots” these fearful sailors will be overwhelmed if they did the smallest mistake so the liberals with their constant tarof towards the enemy are an annoyance and when they are all gone forever which they will be than there is small reason to continue playing soft with america

Pens Holm

All you people silly like me know Iran never attack US so this is made up by US.. Iran need to support Gaza against evil Israel so people get their country back. Why proud hindi not have corana yet. He need to pray for it. Where is ionzion. catching rockets with his teeth well he will tell us . idiot

L du Plessis

The Persian Gulf is NOT your coast General Kirby!! GO Home!!!

HB_Norica

The US ship fire 50 cal warning shot but what they don’t tell you is that onshore there were a dozen anti-shipping missiles aimed at the US ship manned by IRGC with itchy trigger fingers just waiting for an excuse to blow them out of the water. Then it comes down to escalation …. is the cost of Iranian missiles raining down on US bases (this time without warning) worth the cost of a face saving attack on Iran.

Barry

LGBTQCNN Mickey Mouse Navy

TomSawyer

One US ship is enough to destroy the entire iranian navy – ridiculous ^^

Dirk Dingler

One iranian boat is enough to capture bunch of US sissy cowards

https://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2016/01/13/u-s-sailors-arrested-iran-nr.cnn

HB_Norica

“One US ship is enough to destroy the entire iranian navy – ridiculous”

Not without nukes … 154 missiles vs over 200 ships plus 3 of their 30 submarines are kilos so there’s a good chance the USS Georgia is the prey not the hunter you think it is.

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