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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2017 10:42 p.m. PST

"Iran said Saturday that a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier fired warning rounds at its vessels in the Persian Gulf, the second such incident this week as political tensions between the longtime rivals flare.

The country's powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said an American Nimitz-class aircraft carrier accompanied by a warship came near IRGC boats patrolling Iran's Resalat oil-and-gas field. The aircraft carrier flew a helicopter close to the Iranian vessels at 4 p.m. local time on Friday, according to the official Islamic Republic News Agency.

The IRGC accused the American warships of firing "provocative and unprofessional" warnings on its vessels before leaving the area. The vessels continued on their mission, the force said…."
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Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2017 9:10 a.m. PST

Here's a version that is not behind paywall…

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I'm not sure how big a deal this is.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2017 3:00 p.m. PST

"Provocative and unprofessional"

What do those terms even mean to the present Iranian regime and its military?

Lol. Hilarious. Either this is 1) their attempt at being funny, 2) this is a gross mistranslation of what they actually said, or 3) they must not have a clue what their own boats constantly do to other ships while on international waters.

Dan

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2017 3:04 p.m. PST

(smile)


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tookey2330 Jul 2017 10:35 p.m. PST

They may have been worried the US Navy was asleep at the wheel again ?

Stryderg31 Jul 2017 8:40 a.m. PST

I would be more worried that they were close enough for the carrier to fire warning shots. I would expect that kind of behavior from the escorts.

Murvihill02 Aug 2017 10:02 a.m. PST

Everything the Iranians publish or say publicly is aimed at their own people. Keep the population focused on the danger outside your door and they'll ignore all the problems inside the house (that's the theory anyway). They know the US won't attack them unilaterally so they practice a little brinksmanship in order to play it back to the Iranians at home on the evening news.

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