US fires warning shots at Iranian vessel

US fires warning shots at Iranian vessel

A US Navy patrol craft fired three warning shots at an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps boat Wednesday, CNN reported.

At one point, the Iranian boat came within 200 yards of one of the US Navy boats. When it failed to leave the area after the Navy had fired flares and had a radio conversation with the Iranian crew, the US officials said, the USS Squall fired three warning shots. Following standard maritime procedures, the Navy fired the three shots into the water to ensure the Iranians understood they needed to leave the immediate area.

The incident occured in the Persian Gulf.

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