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They also had a go with harassing via Helicopter (against a ship equipped with Harriers???), and a variety of surface vessels.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/07/19/iran-claims-us-shot-drone-mistake-amid-rising-gulf-tensions/

A Wall Street Journal reporter who was on the USS Boxer reported that an unarmed Iranian navy Bell 212 helicopter flew alongside the Boxer, yards away from the deck, before it was chased away by a US helicopter.

The convoy of six US warships passed numerous Iranian speedboats without incident, but was then tailed by a larger Iranian warship which closed to within 500 yards of the Boxer.

An Iranian surveillance drone then came even closer and was then brought down by electronic warfare jamming.

The apparent confrontation came as Iran defended its detention Sunday of a "foreign tanker" believed to be the Panamanian-flagged vessel Riah and its 12 crew for allegedly smuggling fuel.

"The vessel was en route to deliver contraband fuel received from Iranian boats to foreign ships in farther regions when it was intercepted," Revolutionary Guards' Sepahnews website said.

 

Which interestingly is precisely what the Iranians claimed the tanker we intercepted was doing. This is an increasingly confused nation im thinking.

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Which interestingly is precisely what the Iranians claimed the tanker we intercepted was doing. This is an increasingly confused nation im thinking.

I think their viewpoint is probably that if any law enforcement is needed against Iranian vessels, they should do the enforcing. That's obviously bollocks, but I think that's the view they're taking

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They also had a go with harassing via Helicopter (against a ship equipped with Harriers???), and a variety of surface vessels.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/07/19/iran-claims-us-shot-drone-mistake-amid-rising-gulf-tensions/

A Wall Street Journal reporter who was on the USS Boxer reported that an unarmed Iranian navy Bell 212 helicopter flew alongside the Boxer, yards away from the deck, before it was chased away by a US helicopter.

The convoy of six US warships passed numerous Iranian speedboats without incident, but was then tailed by a larger Iranian warship which closed to within 500 yards of the Boxer.

An Iranian surveillance drone then came even closer and was then brought down by electronic warfare jamming.

The apparent confrontation came as Iran defended its detention Sunday of a "foreign tanker" believed to be the Panamanian-flagged vessel Riah and its 12 crew for allegedly smuggling fuel.

"The vessel was en route to deliver contraband fuel received from Iranian boats to foreign ships in farther regions when it was intercepted," Revolutionary Guards' Sepahnews website said.

 

Which interestingly is precisely what the Iranians claimed the tanker we intercepted was doing. This is an increasingly confused nation im thinking.

That one could very well be true, it's a tanker that does local trade only. The British flagged tanker is different, with no intent of going near Iranian waters. So the Iranians now need to show what the charges are or the next attempt may result in some Iranian patrol boat being blown out of the water.

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That one could very well be true, it's a tanker that does local trade only. The British flagged tanker is different, with no intent of going near Iranian waters. So the Iranians now need to show what the charges are or the next attempt may result in some Iranian patrol boat being blown out of the water.

Iran has their hostage and proportionate response to their tanker being detained. IRGCN won't be seen much outside of Iranian TTWs for the next few months while Western powers saturate SoH with escorts.

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