Published on April 28th, 2015 | by Allen West Republic
Iran Intercepts Cargo Ship, US Forces to Respond
The U.S. is responsible for security of Marshall Islands. The Straits of Hormuz are covered under freedom of the seas. This is a provocation! ~ PDC
Iran seizes commercial ship, U.S. forces respond
Iran Revolutionary Guard patrol boats fired shots at a commercial cargo ship and then intercepted the vessel, the M/V Maersk Tigris, which was crossing the Strait of Hormuz Tuesday morning, according to a senior U.S. military official.
Despite reports in some media, there are no Americans on board, the official said.
Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said it was “inappropriate” for the Iranians to fire the warning shot. The U.S. Navy has dispatched one maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft to observe and monitor the situation, Warren told reporters.
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