Iranian state TV has claimed its navy chased a US vessel in the Persian Gulf, with video showing Revolutionary Guards cheering as they tail the speedboat.
The footage shows at least one US-flagged vessel with around six personnel on board as two speedboats appear to be chasing it.
A voice in Farsi says, ‘Keep chasing them,’ as other men cheer and whistle in the background. The report did not say when the encounter took place.
The US Navy said it was not aware of any such incident at sea in the last few days.
The American vessel in the clip is a Riverine Command Boat, a 52ft fast military assault craft which is often deployed in the region.
Typical armaments of the Riverine include three deck-mounted .50 calibre Browning M2 machine guns and a 40mm Mk19 grenade launcher….
Cmdr. Timothy Hawkins, a spokesman for the U.S. Navy´s Bahrain-based 5th Fleet, said he wasn’t aware of any sort of unsafe interaction with Iran in the last two days.
The report is the first such report in recent months.
Click on the link below and watch the footage released by the Iranian TV.