Pentagon Says No Recent Unsafe Interactions Between US, Iranian Vessels in Persian Gulf
16:36 GMT 07.10.2021 (Updated: 16:40 GMT 07.10.2021)
© AP Photo / U.S. NavyIn an April 2, 2021, photo released by the U.S. Navy, an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel cuts in front of the U.S. Coast Guard ship USCGC Wrangell in the Persian Gulf
© AP Photo / U.S. Navy
The statement delivered by US Navy Central Command Public Affairs Officer Tim Hawkins contradicts recent Iranian media reports regarding Iranian vessels allegedly pursuing US speedboats in the Persian Gulf.
WASHINGTON, October 7 (Sputnik) - There have been no unsafe interactions recently between US and Iranian vessels in the Persian Gulf, US Navy Central Command Public Affairs Officer Tim Hawkins said on Thursday.
"There have been no recent unsafe or unprofessional interactions involving Iranian and US Navy vessels in the Arabian Gulf," Hawkins said.
The statement contradicts most recent Iranian media reports that Iranian vessels pursued US speedboats in the Persian Gulf. The reports contain footage that purportedly shows Iranian vessels chasing boats flying US flags.
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