U.S. Defence officials have confirmed that Navy ships did fire warning shots at an Iranian ship in the Persian gulf.
The previous administration would have demanded the crew to empathize with the Iranians – warning shots are better. Way to go Trump administration! America is nothing to mess with now that there’s a new sheriff in town.
From Fox News:
The U.S. Navy coastal patrol ship fired warning shots from its .50-caliber machine gun at an Iranian patrol boat when it came within 150 yards of the ship in the Persian Gulf, according to two U.S. defense officials.
The Iranian ship ignored repeated radio calls from the USS Thunderbolt, which also launched flares to warn the fast approaching Iranian ship, officials said.
The incident happened Tuesday as a formation of U.S. Navy warships was doing an exercise in the Northern Persian Gulf.
It’s the first time since January a U.S. Navy warship has fired warning shots at an Iranian vessel which approached too close.