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A ship under US military command has fired at least one shot towards an Iranian boat, officials say.
A US defence official said the cargo ship is contracted by the US Military Sealift Command.
In January, the US said Iranian boats threatened its warships along a route used for crude oil shipments..
Originally posted by TreX-UK
Thinking this will turn out more like that Suez Incident with just a little bit more tit for tat between the two governments this time!
wouldn't blame any one though if speed boats are coming at you and they don't look friendly dog eat dog world these days
Originally posted by mrmonsoon
What I did not see/read is if this insident occured in "international waters" or not.
Originally posted by ImJaded
I just now heard it reported that said incident occurred 50 miles off the Iranian coast.
I must show my ignorance here and ask why a cargo ship - under military command (wth does that mean?) - is firing shots at these boats ?
[edit on 25-4-2008 by ImJaded]