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US Warship Fires Warning Shots After Iranian Boats Approach at High Speeds

The Pentagon said the U.S. Navy repeatedly tried to contact the boats by radio, but initially there was no response

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    US Warship Fires Warning Shots After Iranian Boats Approach at High Speeds
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    FILE - The USS Mahan

    A U.S. warship fired warning shots at Iranian boats approaching the destroyer at high speeds as it sailed through the Strait of Hormuz, according to the Pentagon.

    The USS Mahan was travelling through the passage of water that separates the United Arab Emirates and Iran when the vessels came within 900 yards of it on Sunday, officials said.

    The Pentagon said the U.S. Navy repeatedly tried to contact the boats by radio, but initially there was no response, NBC News reported.

    The crew of the Mahan also used smoke deterrent and loud horns to warn the boats off, but they continued to approach until warning shots were fired, according to officials.