A U.S. official has told Reuters that several fast-attack ships from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) came close to a U.S. Navy ship in the Strait of Hormuz, forcing it to change its course. On Saturday, a number of smaller boats approached the USA ship, closing to within 600 yards, Davis said. The encounter forced the Invincible and three accompanying Royal Navy vessels to alter course.
The official said attempts were made to communicate over radio, but there was no response and the interaction was "unsafe and unprofessional".
The incident is reported to have taken place in the Strait of Hormuz, which sits between the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, according to an unnamed usa official. USA officials told Fox News the latest version of the Fateh-110 missile has an "active seeker" system that helps it target ships at sea. In January, a U.S.
The Strait of Hormuz is a narrow waterway connecting the Persian Gulf to the Indian Sea through which a fifth of the world's oil supply passes.
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Most OPEC countries typically overshoot their pledged amounts by about 20 percent. Natural-gas prices inched down to trade about flat for the week.
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The Pentagon has previously voiced concern over a string of high-profile incidents in waters off Iran, where the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) frequently conducts risky manoeuvres around U.S. vessels, including some where the Americans have had to fire warning shots. The Saturday incident was also more worrying as it involved the elite Revolutionary Guard unit.
Iran's navy began an annual drill last week near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, its first major exercise since the inauguration of President Trump.
Long-term tensions between Washington and Tehran were reduced when the USA and several world powers agreed to end sanctions on Iran after an agreement to rein in the Islamic Republic's nuclear ambitions was signed. The gulf separates Oman from southeastern Iran. The tension has escalated between the two countries after Iran test-fired a new ballistic missile earlier this month, prompting Washington to impose some new sanctions on Tehran.
Similar clashes and police crackdowns were also reported elsewhere in the USA , including Virginia and Pennsylvania. In several cities, Trump supporters were met by anti-Trump demonstrators, resulting in violent clashes and arrests.
Since 1975, the average pace is 1.3 percent; about two-thirds of the time, the rate is between -4 percent and +7 percent. The index's 10-city and 20-city composites each saw home prices increase 0.9%, on an adjusted basis, month over month.
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Rafael Nadal rolled into the final of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel with a 6-1, 6-2 beatdown of Marin Cilic on Friday night. But he seems to be on top of his game this week, having not lost a set. "Sam is playing great, beating Goffin and Thiem .
The ECB is now coming under increasing pressure - particularly from the German government - to scale back on that stimulus. But he underlined Wednesday what he considers the unwanted side effects of the ECB's efforts.
She raced out of the house to church while still carrying her frying pan and pancake, flipping it to prevent it from burning. After nearly eight hours of non-stop pancake-making, MAFKA achieved the record with an incredible 12,716 crepes.
The autopsy report says the area is densely wooded, but that the area was reportedly searched before the body's discovery. The last reason stated in the medical examiner's report was Keita's "lack of any reported suicidal ideation or attempts".
Fourteen separate EPA partnership programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions could also be on the chopping block. Environmentalists, meanwhile, are anxious that the oil and gas industry has Pruitt's EPA in its pocket.
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The Denver Zoo welcomed a baby giraffe Tuesday as the nation anxiously awaits the arrival of another giraffe across the country. When she gives birth- and it could be anytime now, according to Jordan Patch , the park's owner- it will be her fourth calf.
On Thursday, the Pentagon said it had carried out more than 20 strikes in Shabwa, Abyan and Baida provinces. Six American soldiers were wounded and a military aircraft had to be destroyed after a hard landing.
The closest thing to a Boy Wonder appearance Nolan gave to fans was Joseph Gordon Levitt's John Blake in " The Dark Knight Rises". McKay is now in negotiations to direct the live-action film which is based on DC Comics, with Bill Dubuque writing the script.
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Some of the rally organizers came out of the Tea Party, a far-right movement within the Republican Party since 2009. Monday would be the first of the two rallies, also linked to the "Main Street Patriots" group.
Tag for Berry and Poe to FA?
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Kings get Quick, Wild acquire Hanzal
Though Bishop makes Los Angeles deeper in goal, there are some questions on whether he was really what they needed most. The Los Angeles Kings have acquired goaltender Ben Bishop from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday.
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