The USS Firebolt fired warning shots at Iranian vessel. Photo: US Army via AP
The USS Firebolt fired warning shots at Iranian vessel. Photo: US Army via AP

US Navy fires warning shots in new tense encounter with Iran in Persian Gulf

  • The US Navy fired the shots after vessels of Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard came too close to a patrol
  • Regulations issued last year give US Navy commanders the authority to take ‘defensive measures’ against vessels in the Middle East

Topic |   US-Iran tensions
The USS Firebolt fired warning shots at Iranian vessel. Photo: US Army via AP
The USS Firebolt fired warning shots at Iranian vessel. Photo: US Army via AP
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