A US ship fired warning shots after the fast-attack boats ignored radioed warnings and continued maneuvering near US forces at close range.
At one point, a large Iranian vessel crossed the bow of a US Coast Guard ship at an "unnecessarily close range," the US Navy said.
The US Navy says that four Iranian Iranian vessels harassed two US Coast Guard cutters in international waters in the Persian Gulf earlier this month.
Iranian military exercises in the Persian Gulf in late July featured a mockup aircraft carrier, which appeared to be a replica of a US Navy Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. The exercise, and its apparent reference to the US Navy, comes amid heightened tensions between the two countries, and the manoeuvres on […]
The US Navy said Wednesday that 11 Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy vessels harassed US ships in the Persian Gulf. The Iranian boats “conducted dangerous and harassing approaches,” crossing the bows and sterns of the US ships repeatedly, the Navy said. One Iranian boat came within 10 yards of […]
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has acknowledged large gaps in the details of future attacks the US has used to justify killing the Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani. Pompeo told Fox News he did not know exactly when or where such an attack would have taken place. But he still […]
Following multiple reports that Iran was behind the downing of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, Iran’s claim that it wasn’t responsible appears to be faltering. An Iranian aviation official said it was “scientifically impossible” that their missile hit the plane because the aircraft was flying well short of the more […]
Iran’s missile attack against Iraqi bases housing US troops on Tuesday appeared to have fallen short of their full capabilities – and the US seemed to be prepared for it well in advance. US defence officials spanning multiple agencies did not provide specifics on the warning systems, citing operational security […]
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif claimed his country’s missile attacks against Iraqi military bases housing US troops were merely “proportionate measures in self-defence.” “Iran took [and] concluded proportionate measures in self-defence under Article 51 of UN Charter targeting base from which cowardly armed attack against our citizens & senior officials […]
Qassem Soleimani, the leader of Iran’s elite Quds Force, died in an airstrike ordered by President Donald Trump, the Department of Defence said in a Thursday-night statement. Iran’s leadership has vowed to exact revenge on the US for the death of a man it considers a hero. Though Iran is […]
An Iranian drone was destroyed a minute and a half after it flew into Israeli airspace last Saturday. Israel retaliated by destroying the drone’s command center, but lost one of its F-16s over Israeli airspace when it was returning from the mission. Israel had planned further strikes against Iranian and […]