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A US Navy ship fires warning shots after a confrontation with Iranian ships

The US military said, Tuesday, that a US military ship fired warning shots after 3 Iranian Navy ships of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard approached it and another US patrol boat in the Gulf, according to US media.

The military statement said: "American aircraft crews issued multiple warnings via radios and loudspeakers, but the Iranian Revolutionary Guard ships continued their maneuvers closely."

"The Firebolt crew then fired warning shots, and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard ships moved away to a safe distance from the American ships," the statement added.