June 29, 2022

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navy: US Navy, Iran have tense encounter in Strait of Hormuz

The US Navy stated Tuesday its forces had a tense encounter with Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard within the strategic Strait of Hormuz. The Navy’s Mideast-based fifth Fleet stated three Guard vessels had an “unsafe and unprofessional” encounter because the USS Sirocco and USNS Choctaw County transited Monday by the strait, the slim mouth of the Persian Gulf.

The Navy stated one in all three of the Guard quick crafts raced head-on on the Sirocco earlier than altering course. The Navy stated the Sirocco fired a warning flare throughout the encounter as effectively.

A brief video launched by the Navy confirmed the encounter.

Iran didn’t instantly acknowledge the incident within the strait, by which a fifth of all oil traded passes.

It comes as tensions stay excessive within the area as Iran’s nuclear cope with world powers stays in tatters as negotiations over the accord are stalled. In the meantime, Tehran’s atomic programme enriches uranium at its closest ranges to weapons-grade but.

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