USA navy makes "provocative move" in fresh encounter with Iran navy

BREAKING NEWS: US Navy ship fires flares at an Iranian patrol boat in the Persian Gulf as Tehran condemns 'hostile ...

The US Nimitz-class aircraft carrier and another warship fired warning shots at Iranian vessels in the middle of the Persian Gulf on Friday, according to Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), as cited by local media.

On Tuesday, a patrol vessel of the american navy has fired warning shots against a ship by iranian Guards of the islamic revolution, which was closer than 140 metres, indicated a head of the us Defence.

The Guards "ignored the unconventional move by the United States ships and continued their mission, after which the supercarrier and its warship left the area", the statement added.

In a statement on that incident, US Naval Forces Central Command said the patrol craft, the Thunderbolt, fired the warning shots in front of the Iranian vessel after it ignored radio calls, flares and the ship's whistle.

"The Persian Gulf security relates to the countries of the region which have common interests, and not to the US".




The u.s. Congress has yet adopted this week of new sanctions against Tehran.

Iran and the U.S. frequently have run-ins in the Persian Gulf, almost all involving the Revolutionary Guard, a separate force from Iran's military that answers only to the country's supreme leader.

The articles say the US Administration, acting consistently with the respective roles of the President and Congress, will refrain from reimposing the sanctions or any policy specifically meant to directly and adversely affect the normalisation of trade and economic relations with Iran.

The elite force are a semi-independent branch of Iran's military that answers only to the country's supreme leader the Ayatollah. Democrats said the sanctions would not conflict with the nuclear deal.

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