Iran, US Navies Engage in Second Encounter in One Week

The incident took place near an Iranian oil offshore platform on Friday afternoon
The incident took place near an Iranian oil offshore platform on Friday afternoon
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30 July, 2017

A USA aircraft carrier "flew a helicopter near the Resalat oil and gas platform and approached the IRGC's ships", IRGC Navy said in a statement, adding that the United States also resorted to shooting flares to warn the Iranian side.

"In a provocative and unprofessional action, the Americans fired flares to warn the Zolfaqar flotilla vessels", the statement added, saying, however, that the IRGC naval forces continued their mission in the zone in the regular manner, disregarding the "unconventional and unusual" moves by the USA forces. The aircraft carrier flew a.

In January, near the end of then-President Obama's term, the USS Mahan fired shots toward Iranian fast-attack boats as they neared the destroyer in the Strait of Hormuz, the mouth of the Persian Gulf through which a third of all oil trade passes by sea.

"IRGC navy patrol boat continued its mission, ignoring the unprofessional and provocative move by the USA warship and the warship left the zone after a while", the IRGC said in a statement, IRNA reports.

The US legislation imposes mandatory penalties on people involved in Iran's ballistic missile program and anyone who does business with them.

Row as Karnataka sets up panel to design state flag
Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut said that the Congress government in Karnataka should be dismissed as the move is against Constitution. Strong states or provisioning to have state flags will not weaken the nation but in other way it will strengthen the nation.

Years of mutual animosity had eased when Washington lifted sanctions on Tehran last year as part of a deal to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions.

USA military vessels have had approximately 60 unsafe interactions with Iranian ships in the Gulf since 2015, according to US military records.

'We condemn the hostile and unacceptable action, ' he said of the sanctions.

Iranian and US forces have reportedly engaged in another spat in the Persian Gulf as tensions between the two countries heat up following the US Congress's approval of new sanctions against Iran.

Russian Federation and North Korea were also the subject of further sanctions.


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