Straits of Hormuz Revolutionary Guards

Five Iranian Revolutionary Guard fast boats "harassed and provoked" three U.S. naval ships in international waters at the Straits of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf. The cruiser Port Royal, the destroyer Hopper and the frigate Ingraham were in international waters on their way into the Persian Gulf around 8 a.m. local time Sunday when the Iranian encounter occurred. Vice Adm. Kevin J. Cosgriff, commander of American naval forces in the region, said Iran might take actions to illustrate its ability to damage global prosperity. The Fars news agency, which is close to the Revolutionary Guard, wrote “This was a media show by Bush to pretend his trip is important to the Middle East and to make the Arab countries feel that they need the U.S. forces in the region for security.” here

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