Iran speedboats ‘intercept US navy ship’

Iran’s state Tv studies speedboats belonging to the country’s paramilitary Innovative Guard have intercepted a US vessel in the Persian Gulf.

A US navy spokesman claimed he was not knowledgeable of any these experience at sea over the past times.

The Iranian report aired footage that the broadcaster reported was filmed from a single of the Guard speedboats.

It demonstrates a vessel with the US flag and various staff on board as the speedboat seems to be chasing it.

A voice is listened to in Farsi indicating: “Preserve chasing them”.

The report did not say when the face took area.

Commander Timothy Hawkins, a spokesman for the US navy’s Bahrain-dependent 5th Fleet, claimed he was not mindful of any kind of unsafe conversation with Iran in the previous two days.

The report is the very first this sort of report in recent months.

In May well, the Guard rejected the US navy’s declare that rapidly-approaching Iranian speedboats in the Strait of Hormuz sparked a tense come across a working day right after the US said the Revolutionary Guard sent 13 armed speedboats way too close to US navy vessels in the Strait.

The United States at the time reported a Coastline Guard cutter fired warning shots when two of the Iranian boats arrived dangerously near.

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