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    US Navy Ship Fired Warning Shots at Iranian Fast Boat - Reports

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    A US Navy ship in the Arabian Gulf fired three warning shots at an Iranian fast boat approaching it, US media reported on Thursday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Defense Department officials said the Iranian fast-attack boat was harassing two US navy ships and a Kuwaiti Navy ship on Wednesday, CNN reported.

    The report added that the Iranian boat circled the US ships, came within 200 yards of them, and would not leave the area when asked.

    On Tuesday, two Iranian naval vessels approached within 300 yards of the US destroyer Nitze while transiting waters near the Strait of Hormuz, according to the US Central Command (CENTCOM).

    In January, Iranian Revolutionary Guard personnel intercepted 10 US Navy sailors who crossed into Iranian waters. The sailors were detained for a day before US Secretary of State John Kerry brokered their release.

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