U.S. Navy Destroyer Fires Warning Shots at Iranian Vessels — The Beltway Times


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The USS Mahan fired warning shots at Iranian vessels after approaching the destroyer at high rates of speed near the Straight of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, initial reports cited.

According to reports by Reuters, a US defense official speaking anonymously stated on Monday that the USS Mahan established radio communication with Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps boats but they did not respond to requests to slow down. This forced the destroyer to fire warning flares and a U.S. Navy helicopter to drop a smoke float before the warning shots were fired.

The IRGC vessels came within 900 yards of USS Mahan, which at the time was escorting two U.S. ships.