Four Iranian vessels Tuesday, August 23, “acted aggressively” toward the American destroyer USS Nitze, a source told Reuters at the Pentagon.
According to him, the boats of the Iranian “revolutionary guards” held “high speed intercept”, a U.S. destroyer, “despite repeated warnings”. The incident occurred in the vicinity of the Strait of Hormuz.
Two Iranian boats, according to the interlocutor of the edition, held at a distance of 300 yards from the destroyer. Reuters called these actions “unsafe and unprofessional”.
“[Iranian boats] created a dangerous situation, which could lead to further escalation, including the use of USS Nitze additional protective measures”, — said the interlocutor of the edition.