The ship of the U.S. Navy in the Strait of Hormuz was captured by ships of the Islamic revolution guards Corps (IRGC) of Iran and was forced to change course. About it reports Reuters, citing a senior source in the Pentagon.
According to the military, the Iranian ships approached to a distance of 550 meters from the ship measuring complex “invincible” (Invincible) and stopped. In order to avoid collision of the ship and following in marching order three ships of the British Navy were forced to change course. American sailors tried to get in contact with the Iranian colleagues on radio, but received no response.
A Pentagon spokesman called the actions of the Iranians “dangerous and unprofessional.”
Incidents involving ships of the U.S. Navy and Iran in the Strait of Hormuz occur regularly. The last of them dates from the beginning of January, then the American destroyer “Mahan” opened precautionary fire in the direction of four Iranian speedboats, dangerous samishisa with him. There were no casualties.