A US warship was shooed away from Iran’s territorial waters after it received a tough warning from an Iranian navy vessel. The incident happened when an Iranian fishing boat named Shams demanded Navy’s help after an engine malfunctioning in waters 45miles off the coast of Iran’s Jask port. The Iranian Navy sent its missile-launching warship, Falakhan, for help and the fishing boat was towed to the pier to prevent further damage and drowning. A US warship with the body number 02 was approaching the fishing boat but it was shooed away after receiving a warning from the Iranian warship. The incident happened a few months after a commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy blasted the recent change of course by a US warship towards the IRGC vessels in the Persian Gulf, and warned of the dire repercussions of such “unprofessional” actions by Americans.
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