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US has 'video, audio of naval incident'

(Tehran) Tue, 08 Jan 2008 23:47:05

The US Navy claims it possesses video and audio recordings of Iranian high-speed boats threatening a US convoy in the Strait of Hormuz.

"There is video. We are using it as part of our assessment," said US Vice Admiral Kevin Cosgriff, the top navy commander in the Mideast.

"[The assessment] will be made available in due course, as well as the audio," The Associated Press quoted Vice Admiral Cosgriff as saying on Tuesday.

The Pentagon has alleged that five small Iranian boats repeatedly 'charged' three US warships - Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Port Royal, Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Hopper and frigate USS Ingraham.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has dismissed the allegations, affirming that the incident was 'an ordinary issue' in which boats belonging to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) cal


Added: Jan-8-2008 
By: leakim
Iran, News, Middle East
Tags: Iran, Persian, Gulf, Hormuz, , naval, incident, US, Navy, , video, audio, naval, incident
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