U.S. says Iranian forces fire on and board cargo ship in Gulf




 
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Boots
 
April 28th, 2015  
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Topic: U.S. says Iranian forces fire on and board cargo ship in Gulf


By Noah Browning and David Alexander DUBAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iranian forces boarded a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship in the Gulf on Tuesday after patrol boats fired warning shots across its bow and ordered it deeper into Iranian waters, the Pentagon said. U.S. planes and a destroyer were monitoring the situation after the vessel, the MV Maersk Tigris, made a distress call in the Strait of Hormuz, one of the world's most important oil shipping channels. Iran's Tasnim news agency quoted an unidentified source who sought to play down the incident, saying it was a civil matter with no military or political dimension. The incident came as the United States and five other global powers aim to secure a final nuclear deal with Iran by the end of June.

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April 28th, 2015  
ShahryarHedayatiSHBA
 
 
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April 28th, 2015  
ShahryarHedayatiSHBA
 
 
Looks like they're getting all the pieces in place, ready for WW3 then.
Just kidding!
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Boots
April 30th, 2015  
BritinAfrica
 
 
There's nothing funny about a third world war.
April 30th, 2015  
tetvet
 
A ship flying a Flag of convenience from the Marshal Islands in international waters forced into a Iranian port doesn't make a lot of sense but nothing about Iran makes much sense .