Iranian Navy ships tangling with US Navy and Coast Guard ships go back more that 30 years….
Back then the Iranians got the US so mad it resulted in a all effort by the American military to sink almost half the Iranian navy’s ships…(There have been dustups up to 4 years ago...
This would have to be a test against the American President who seems to NOT want to use military might early on….’
The Israeli’s on the other hand have been striking Iran’s nuclear program scientists and sites at will….
The U.S. Navy fired warning shots at Iranian military boats in the northern Persian Gulf on Monday, the first such escalation in nearly four years, the Pentagon announced.
The incident marks the second known occurrence this month of Iranian vessels harassing U.S. ships, after a group of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy fast-attack craft swarmed two U.S. Coast Guard cutters at close distances in the Persian Gulf on April 2, the Wall Street Journal first reported.
It also comes just weeks after the Biden administration and Iran had begun talks on reviving the 2015 nuclear deal that former President Donald Trump abandoned in 2018. The American withdrawal sparked a sharp escalation of tension between Tehran and Washington that culminated in the U.S. killing of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani in early 2020….
This is the first time the U.S. Navy has fired on Iranian vessels in nearly four years.
image….In an April 2, 2021, photo released by the U.S. Navy, an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel cut in front of the U.S. Coast Guard ship USCGC Monomoy in the Persian Gulf. | U.S. Navy via AP