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Iran says it warned off US ship, Navy denies it

September 11, 2017 5:51 AM
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran says it warned off a US Navy warship during a rescue of a boat in the Gulf of Oman, while American officials say there was no direct contact.

The US Navy said yesterday the incident happened Wednesday and involved a small vessel some 75 nautical miles from the USS Tempest, a coastal patrol boat. The Navy says another boat much closer offered assistance, with that vessel communicating with Iranian naval forces.

Iran offered a different version of the incident. Press TV , the English language arm of its State broadcaster, said yesterday that the Iranian navy “warned off an American warship” while rescuing the stranded dhow, a traditional ship.


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