Report: Iranian Navy Chases After U.S. Warships

by Adam Kredo  |  published on May 7, 2015


The Pentagon said Wednesday afternoon following publication of this article that it is aware of the Iranian reports, but that “no such interaction has occurred” as it was described.

An Iranian naval fleet chased a U.S. warship and military planes through the waters off the southern coast of Yemen late Monday in yet another provocative encounter between the two nations, according to Iranian state media reports.

A U.S. warship and several planes reportedly “changed their direction” on Monday after encountering an Iranian naval fleet during a patrol in the Gulf of Aden near Yemen, Iranian state media revealed.

The U.S. military assets fled “after they came close to an Iranian naval fleet and were warned to move away,” Iran’s state-controlled Fars News Agency reported. Iran also released video of the incident.

The run-in between the United States and Iranian militaries is just the latest in several tense confrontations between the countries near Yemen, where Iran is believed to be smuggling weapons to opposition forces.

  • BHR

    Obama has made our military very weak.

  • donald540

    IF our fleet was still in INTERNATIONAL WATERS then they SHOULD have NOT RUN AWAY from the Iranian fleet. They might not engage them in combat but they did NOT have to RUN away.

    Right NOW it is SHOWING IRAN that we are cowards and WILL run if they attack us. Is that the WAY YOU ant the world to see us? ? ?

    • reinhold

      You mean well but you presuppose that the US military threat is legitimate and peaceable. The renegade USSA has continued Global War Crimes since the establishment of the Federal Reserve System of Credit Fraud. READ: “A Short History Of The Balfour Declaration” or

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