Iranian ships harass US Navy surveillance vessel twice in one week

The ships were accompanying US Navy tracking ship USNS Invincible in the Strait of Hormuz when they were approached by a number of fast-attack vessels from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, a US official told Reuters.

Earlier, an Iranian vessel attempted to position itself between the Invincible and a British ship.

The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the IRGCN boats came within 600 yards of the USNS Invincible, a tracking ship, and stopped. The incident was deemed "unsafe and unprofessional". In January, a U.S.

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At a campaign rally in September, then presidential candidate Trump said that any Iranian vessels that harassed the US Navy in the Strait of Hormuz should have been "shot out of the water".

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard has said it would close the Strait of Hormuz, most recently last May, if the face of threats from the United States and its allies.

The official says the Navy considers the incidents unprofessional and unsafe, but they have been happening fairly regularly.

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"The administration has already begun to push back in the way that we should, and I look forward to working with them as we prepare to introduce bipartisan legislation to deter Iran's threatening behavior on all fronts".

The incident comes amid increasing tension between Iranian and U.S. forces in the Strait of Hormuz. The gulf separates Oman from southeastern Iran.

The U.S. Navy occasionally has confrontations with Iranian naval forces in the Persian Gulf but they do not usually reach the point of prompting warning shots by the U.S.

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The apparent "harassment" of the USS Invincible on two occasions, came amid Iranian state media reports that Tehran had tested its newly acquired S-300 missile air defence system that is created to intercept incoming missiles, The Washington Post reported.


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