A video went viral this last week of small Iranian fast boats coming way too close to American warships as they operated in the northern Persian Gulf near Kuwait, with U.S. Army Apache helicopters. This has spurred President Trump to respond.
Writing on Twitter on Wednesday, the US president wrote: “I have instructed the United States Navy to shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships at sea.”
I have instructed the United States Navy to shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships at sea.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 22, 2020
On Sunday, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard acknowledged it had a tense encounter with U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf, but alleged without offering evidence that American forces sparked the incident.
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