Pentagon spokesman John Kirby explained that 13 fast-attack speedboats from the Revolutionary Guards, the ideological army of the Islamic Republic, had reached 140 yards out of seven U.S. ships before firing 30 warning shots in two explosions to disperse one of the U.S. Navy ships.
This is the second such incident in two weeks.
Unfortunately, harassment by revolutionary guards is not new., Mr. Kirby insisted.
It’s dangerous, it’s not professional. This type of action can cause injuries and lead to misjudgment in this area.
A Pentagon spokesman clarified that the U.S. ships were eligible
In self-defense And they know how to use it.
He noted that the acrobatics took place in the Strait of Hormuz, where there was little space for boats to navigate.
This is an obstacle in this area, And so pointed out John Kirby.
In late April, the U.S. Navy reported that three Iranian fast attack ships had reached 70 meters into the international waters of the northern Persian Gulf within 70 meters of two U.S. ships, causing warning shots.
The Strait of Hormuz is a strategic route through which one-third of the world’s oil is transported by sea.