30 Aug '16, 6pm

Votel warns Iran against provoking US Navy in Persian Gulf

Gen. Joseph Votel answers a question during a press briefing at the Pentagon, August 30, 2016. From a DOD video Related ANALYSIS Navy faces 'new normal' in Persian Gulf: more Iran provocations U.S. sailors in the Persian Gulf can expect increased harassment by Iranian vessels as Iran’s hard-liners seek to bolster their position ahead of next year’s Iranian election and the U.S. is absorbed in its own electoral campaign. Video Iran defends actions after its ships conduct 'intercept' of USS Nitze Four Iranian gunboats sped close to a U.S. guided-missile destroyer in the Strait of Hormuz in what the U.S. Navy called an "unsafe and unprofessional" encounter. Iran warned that its forces would respond to any foreign vessel entering its territorial waters. Sailor in Iran boat apology video appealing charges against him Navy officer filmed in Iran detention faces punishment Navy: ...

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