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Iranian Warships Confront US Naval Forces on ‘Daily Basis’ for Intelligence Purposes, Official Says

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A corvette warship. A fleet of Iranian warships arrived near the coast of Yemen on Wednesday. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Iranian warships ‘routinely approach’ US naval forces. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

U.S. naval forces operating in and around the Strait of Hormuz, a critical shipping lane, are “routinely approached by Iranian warships and aircraft” on a “nearly daily basis,” according to a Pentagon official familiar with operations in the region.

During these interactions between U.S. and Iranian forces, American aircraft and ships are routinely photographed by the Iranians for intelligence purposes, according to the official, who said that most confrontations between the sides are “conducted in a safe and professional manner.”

Read full story at The Washington Free Beacon.

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