US navy ship fires warning flare at Iranian vessel in Persian Gulf

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The Iranian vessel came within 1,000 meters of the USS Mahan, prompting the guided-missile destroyer to ‘deploy a flare to determine the vessel’s intentions’

A US navy guided-missile destroyer fired a warning flare toward an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel coming near it in the Persian Gulf, an American official said on Wednesday, the latest tense naval encounter between the two countries.

The incident happened on Monday as the vessel attempted to draw closer to the USS Mahan despite the destroyer trying to turn away from it, said Lt Ian McConnaughey, a spokesman for the Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet.

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Breaking: Our Navy operates in —yes, correct— the Persian Gulf, not the Gulf of Mexico. Question is what US Navy doing 7,500 miles from home pic.twitter.com/XfDicbWr5s

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