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Iran 'did not harass US warships'

Mon, 07 Jan 2008

An Iranian official has dismissed Washington's claims that IRGC speedboats harassed three US navy warships in the Strait of Hormuz.

The US vessels approached the Iranian boats in the Persian Gulf on Sunday, warning they were in the red zone, the official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Press TV on Monday.

He added that the Iranians had asked the warships to identify themselves, as such radio communications are usual between vessels in the Persian Gulf.

Although the Pentagon claimed that US sailors were given orders to open fire on the Iranian boats, the official confirmed no hostile encounter took place.

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Added: Jan-7-2008 
By: leakim
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Tags: Iran, , Iranian, , boats, Persian, Gulf, , tensions, us, warships, Pentagon
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