April 15, 2020 / 9:04 PM / 4 months ago

U.S. Navy says Iran Revolutionary Guards navy harassed its vessels in Gulf

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) vessels approached U.S. Navy vessels on Wednesday in a “dangerous and harassing” manner, the U.S. Navy said in a statement.

Eleven IRGCN vessels repeatedly approached U.S. navy vessels in international waters of the North Arabian Gulf while the U.S. Navy was carrying out exercises, the statement from the Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet said, adding that the actions were “dangerous and provocative”.

No mention of the incident was found in Iranian media.

Reporting by Lisa Barrington; Editing by Sandra Maler

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