Armed Iranian speedboats carry out simulated attack on US destroyer

Four speedboats belonging to the navy of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps intercepted and carried out a simulated attack on an American destroyer as it sailed in the Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday. The boats approached within 270 meters of the USS Nitze, which is armed with cruise missiles. The destroyer's crew tried to warn the Iranians by radio but did not receive a response, so they sounded the ship's horn five times and then fired ten flares in the direction of the vessels. The Iranians ignored all of the warnings and only withdrew after completing their simulated attack. The US Navy later said the speedboats acted dangerously and unprofessionally in violation of maritime standards and international law.

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