Navy patrol ship fires warning shots at Iranian vessel less than 24 hours after footage showed another Iranian Revolutionary Guard craft came within 300 yards of the USS Nitze

Daily Mail

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  • USS Squall fired three warning shots at Iranian patrol boats on Wednesday
  • Incident was one of three confrontations between American and Iranian vessels on the same day, the Pentagon confirmed
  • On Tuesday, the USS Nitze was forced to change course after being ‘harassed’ by four Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessels
  • General Hosein Dehghan said that Iran will continue to warn and confront any vessels that stray into its territorial waters

A U.S. Navy patrol boat was forced to fire three warning shots at Iranian vessels less than 24 hours after another US missile carrier was ‘harassed’ in an ‘unsafe manor’.

The USS Squall fired shots at approaching Iranian vessels on Wednesday, barely a day after the USS Nitze was forced to change course and fired flares after Iranian patrol boats came within 300 yards at speed.

The incident involving the USS Squall was just one of three separate confrontations involving American and Iranian ships in a single day, Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said.

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