U.S. Officials Say Iranian Vessel ‘Harasses’ U.S. Navy Ship

Posted September 7, 2016 at 5:20am

Reuters reports that “a U.S. Navy coastal patrol ship changed course after a fast-attack craft from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps came within 100 yards (91 meters) of it in the central Gulf on Sunday, two U.S. Defense Department officials told Reuters on Tuesday.”

“It was at least the fourth such incident in less than a month. U.S. officials are concerned that these actions by Iran could lead to mistakes.”

“Years of mutual animosity eased when Washington lifted sanctions on Tehran in January after a deal to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions. But serious differences still remain over Iran’s ballistic missile program, and over conflicts in Syria and Iraq.”