Donald Trump tells Navy to destroy any Iranian Gunboats harassing US
President Donald Trump said he’s ordered the U.S. Navy to destroy any Iranian gun boats that harass American ships at sea.
Trump issued the warning “to shoot down and destroy” the ships in a tweet sent from his iPhone Wednesday morning. It comes after 11 gunboats from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps crossed the bows and sterns of American ships at close range last week.
U.S. Central Command called the Iranian maneuvers “dangerous and provocative actions” in a statement, and said at the time that that American commanders on the scene “retain the inherent right to act in self-defense.”
The U.S. military vessels were conducting joint integration operations in the international waters of the Persian Gulf when the Iranian ships harassed them, Central Command said in the statement.
Source: Hindustan Times