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The Pentagon showed the video, the Iranian sailors threatened to blow up American boats

January 9 2008

U.S. military distributed a video of a recent incident in the Strait of Hormuz, in which Iranian boats approached dangerous and threatened to clash three U.S. warships. On the tape, and heard "welcome" the Iranians.

In the video, which lasts 4 minutes 20 seconds and was removed from the board of the destroyer, see the movement of a group of Iranian boats near American courts, and the footage superimposed audio radio communications between the parties, produced nonetheless, separately.

In the broadcast is repeated several times voiced in English with a strong emphasis threat from Iranian sailors to the U.S. Courts: "You will be undermined in a few minutes." In response to a crew member of USS transmits the Iranian boats his radio address: "This is coalition warship. We move into international waters. We do not intend to cause harm. " The voice, belonging to the American side, warns that if the unidentified boats continue to maneuver near the ships, American ships would be forced to use "protective measures". About this transmits AP.

Recall, January 7, U.S. Department of Defense has stated that on the night of January 6 this year five small Iranian Navy speedboats approached three U.S. warships in the Strait of Hormuz, surrounded them and threatened to blow up. After a while the Iranian boats fled. According to Pentagon officials, who reported the incident, American sailors perceived provocation seriously, and nearly opened fire. Iranian Foreign Ministry confirmed the fact of what happened.

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