US vessel intercepted by IRGC speedboats in Persian Gulf - report

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US vessel intercepted by IRGC speedboats in Persian Gulf - report
A spokesman for the US Navy said that he was unaware of any unsafe interaction with Iran in the last two days.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
OCTOBER 7, 2021

A US vessel has been intercepted by speedboats belonging to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) in the Persian Gulf, the Iranian Tasnim News reported on Thursday. A spokesman for the US Navy's Bahrain-based 5th Fleet, Commander Timothy Hawkins, said he was unaware of any unsafe interaction with Iran in the last two days, according to AP. A video filmed from one of the speedboats was shown on Iranian TV, showing a vessel flying the US flag, with personnel on board, with what appears to be a speedboat chasing it. A voice can be heard saying in Farsi, "Keep chasing them." It is not known when the encounter took place, the AP report said. In May, the US Coast Guard fired warning shots at a number of fast-approaching IRGC speedboats, when two reached dangerously close to US Navy vessels.

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