Iranian boats harassed U.S. destroyer in Strait of Hormuz: Navy

Aug 25, 2016

Iranian boats harassed U.S. destroyer in Strait of Hormuz: Navy

The top naval officer says four Iranian small boats harassed a U.S. Navy warship near the Persian Gulf, but no missiles were fired. The chief of naval operations, Adm. John Richardson, says the incident involving guided missile destroyer USS Nitze (NIT’-zee) reflects the greater ...

Sep 15, 2015

Security bills won't allow for Hormuz minesweeping, Abe says

The administration does not view minesweeping operations in the Strait of Hormuz as one of the possible actions that the Self-Defense Forces would carry out if the national security bills are enacted, according to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. “Considering the current international circumstances, we ...

Iran fires warning shots, boards, seizes freighter in Strait of Hormuz

Apr 29, 2015

Iran fires warning shots, boards, seizes freighter in Strait of Hormuz

Iranian forces fired warning shots across the bridge of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel as it was traversing the Strait of Hormuz in Iranian territorial waters, boarded the ship and directed it toward the Iranian mainland, a Pentagon official said Tuesday. The incident, which ...