Iranian Speed Boats Force US & British Warships To Change Course

PRESS TV     Posted Tues., Mar.07, 2017

A fleet of American and British warships have been “forced” to change their course after being encountered by a group of Iranian vessels near the Islamic Republic’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf, according to a US navy official.

Speaking to the Associated Press on Monday, the unnamed US official said the speedboats, allegedly belonging to Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), came within 550 meters of USNS Invincible and its three-ship entourage from the UK Royal Navy in the Strait of Hormuz.

Describing the incident, which apparently happened on Saturday, as “unprofessional and dangerous,” the official said the American and British vessels had changed their course after failing to communicate with the other vessels over radio.

Equipped with highly sophisticated radars and other advanced systems, USNS Invincible is a tracking ship that monitors missile launches and sends important data back to the command center. It can measure such data as a missile’s accuracy.

In September last year, the Pentagon’s spokesman Captain Jeff Davis reported a similar encounter, where the USS Firebolt patrol boat changed its course after a speedboat operated by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps came within 91 meters of it.

Back then, Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan vowed that Tehran would not let any intrusion go unanswered.

Iran issued another serious warning in early February, when British and American naval vessels held maritime military exercises in the Persian Gulf with France and Australia to simulate targeting Iranian combat jets, ships and coastal missile launch facilities.

Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said Tehran “does not care about who’s doing what” as long as they do not violate the country’s “red line,” meaning its territorial waters.


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Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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