USS Mahan Fires Warning Shots at Iranian Vessels approaching the US Naval group at high speeds. The Iranian vessels refused to heed radio contact so the warships successfully stopped the approach with warning shots. The ‘USS Mahan’ destroyer apparently tried to establish contact with the approaching Iranian vessels and asked them to reduce their speed, but they did not respond, according to unnamed officials quoted by the news outlet.
The incident took place on Sunday. According to Reuters, Iranian ships came as close as 800 meters (2,624ft) to the ‘USS Mahan’, which had been guarding other US vessels.