Two US guided-missile destroyers fitted with Tomahawk cruise missiles have entered the Persian Gulf, according to US two defence officials, US Naval Institute News reports.
Officials confirmed that the two vessels, the USS McFaul (DDG-74) and USS Gonzalez (DDG-66), passed through the Strait of Hormuz late this afternoon local time.
They added that the warships transited the Strait unchallenged by Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps Navy.
The vessels are presently in close proximity to other US ships deployed to deal with what Washington has referred to as "Iranian readiness to conduct offensive operations against US forces".
USNI learned that at present, the Abraham Carrier Strike Group was operating off the coast of Oman while the USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) was off the coast of the United Arab Emirates near the entrance to the Persian Gulf.