Earlier today, 13 swift boats with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy precariously vented the doors for US Navy and Coast Guard vessels that were operating across the edges in the Strait of Hormuz. Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby asserted that the US forces were coerced to exercise the right to self-defense after those ships failed to heed warnings to transfer to a safer and secured destination.
Following further assertions on the involvement of the guided-missile submarine, USS Georgia, Kirby said that there were six Navy vessels escorting the concerned submarine, a beneficiary in the incident.
The firing warning shots were poised until the Iranian ships arrived at closer proximity of the 300-yard mark, and then the precedential action was repeated at the 150-yard mark in the Strait of Hormuz. The uncertainty around the authority to regulate the ships near the US Coastlines might be under the helm of some authoritative diplomat, as officers themselves couldn’t have hurried such a toll. He further added that the harassment from the IRGCN has been going for years, and it hasn’t troubled the US Navy much. It just can’t let its guard down to the ships, Kirby told the Navy officers to be determined and focused on being resolute to their stance in moving the ship away.