Iran's Revolutionary Guards Accuse US Navy Ships of New 'Provocation' in Gulf

Laura Christensen
July 30, 2017

The USS Nimitz, accompanied by another US ship, fired the shot Friday as a helicopter hovered over the Iranian ships near an Iranian offshore oil-drilling platform in the Persian Gulf, the report said.

An Iranian vessel had ignored repeated radio calls as it sped toward the US ship, prompting the American vessel to fire warning shots, Fox News reported. The aircraft carrier flew a.

The US carrier was "unprofessional and provocative" Friday, the IRGC navy said in a statement Saturday.

In March, Washington said that Iranian fast-attack boats came dangerously close to a United States aircraft carrier in the Strait of Hormuz.

A ballistic missile is launched and tested in an undisclosed location in Iran, February. The Guards denied approaching the vessel, and said the Americans were at fault.

CNN has reached out to the US Navy for a response.

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The Trump administration recently declared that Iran was complying with the nuclear deal, but warned that Tehran was not following the spirit of the accord and that Washington would look for ways to strengthen it.

In recent years, Iran's Navy has increased its presence in global waters to protect naval routes and provide security for merchant vessels and tankers.

In January, near the end of Barack Obama's term, the USS Mahan fired shots toward Iranian fast-attack boats as they neared the destroyer in the Strait of Hormuz.

Iran condemned new sanctions against its missile program passed by U.S. Congress, and expected to be signed into law by President Donald Trump. "A strong answer will be given to the action by the USA". Democrats said the sanctions would not conflict with the nuclear deal.

In a joint statement, they said that Iran's launch was "inconsistent" with a UN Security Council resolution that enshrined the nuclear deal.

"The military and missile fields. are our domestic policies and others have no right to intervene or comment on them".

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