US Navy, Iran have tense encounter in Strait of Hormuz

DUBAI, 22 June 2022, (TON): The US Navy said “its forces had a tense encounter with Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard in the strategic Strait of Hormuz.”

The Navy’s Mideast-based 5th Fleet said “three Guard vessels had an unsafe and unprofessional encounter as the USS Sirocco and USNS Choctaw County transited Monday through the strait, the narrow mouth of the Arabian Gulf.”

The Navy said one of three of the Guard fast crafts raced head-on at the Sirocco before changing course. The Navy said the Sirocco fired a warning flare during the encounter as well.

A short video released by the Navy showed the encounter.

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