The U.S. Navy ships fired warning shots on the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGCN, its English abbreviation) navy ships on Tuesday. After taking unreasonable practices against American ships in the Persian Gulf.
After issuing “multiple warnings through bridge-to-bridge broadcasts and loudspeakers”, the IRGCN ship continued to make short-range maneuvers, so “The staff of the thermal power plant fired warning shots and the IRGCN ship drifted At a safe distance from American ships,” the Navy explained in a statement.
In addition, the American crew tried to “proactively communicate with the IRGCN ship, and”Pre-planned countermeasures have been implemented to reduce the risk of calculation errors, To avoid collisions and reduce situation escalation. “
Such as collecting Al JazeeraRebecca Rebarich, commander and spokesperson of the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet, based in the Middle East, said:About three hours after the U.S. issued a warning and conducted a defensive exerciseIranian ships evacuated American ships and kept the distance between them. “
He also introduced in detail the three “coastal rapid attack” ships of the Iranian Navy.Failure to give due consideration to the safety of other vessels In accordance with the requirements of international law, “in international waters” with “unclear purpose” quickly “when they approached American ships”.
The two American ships Firebolt and Baranoff involved in the incident were Carry out maritime security operations The incident was a routine affair in international waters at the time of the incident.
The U.S. Navy concluded in its statement: “The U.S. is not an aggressor; our navy is still In a non-provocative posture This demonstrates professionalism, encourages compliance with international laws and customs, and persuades others to emulate our behavior. “
During April, the United States repeatedly condemned Iranian ship harassment Moving towards the United States, this means that maritime tensions between the two countries have escalated.
Earlier this week, the U.S. Navy released a video of April 2 showing the IRGC commanded ship crawling in front of the USCGC Monomoy. Caused the U.S. Coast Guard ship to stop suddenly The engine is smoking.
Due to the incident, Iran has not yet issued any statement on what happened. Iran negotiates with world powers in Vienna to restore the 2015 nuclear agreement Former US President Donald Trump withdrew from it, leading to the return of sanctions against the Persian state.