Iranian vessel sails close to U.S. Navy ship in Gulf: U.S. officials

September 6, 2016 4:08 PM

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WASHINGTON A U.S. Navy coastal patrol ship changed course after a fast attack craft from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps came within 100 yards (91 meters) of it in the central Gulf on Sunday, two U.S. Defense Department officials told Reuters on Tuesday.

The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Iranian vessel sailed directly in front of the USS Firebolt, forcing the 174-foot (53-meter) U.S. ship to change course.

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