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Heckler May Have Menaced Navy Ships

Voice warned 'You will explode' in standoff with Iranian boats

(Newser) - Threats transmitted during a recent faceoff between US Navy vessels and Iranian boats may have come from a prankster known as the “Filipino Monkey,” the Navy Times reports. Towards the end of last month's faceoff in the Strait of Hormuz, a voice transmitted: “I am coming to... More »

Boat Face-Off Reveals Iran Tactics: US

Navy also reveals two December incidents, where shots were fired

(Newser) - Objects tossed from Iranian boats posed no threat to US ships last Sunday, the Navy said yesterday, but did reveal Tehran's warfare tactics. The incident was also one of three between US and Iranian ships over the past month: In the first face-off, Dec. 19, the USS Whidbey Island fired... More »

US Files Formal Protest to Iran Over Ship Incident

Tehran releases own video, rejects American version of events

(Newser) - The US sent a formal diplomatic complaint to Iran today over what it calls the "provocative" harassment of American ships by Iranian speedboats, the AP reports. Iran, meanwhile, released its own video of the encounter in the Persian Gulf, which it says backs up its contention that the US... More »

Iran Claims US Navy Video Was 'Fabricated'

No explanation of how or why

(Newser) - A video of a tense encounter between US Navy ships and Iranian speedboats is a fake, Iran claims. "The footage released by the US Navy was compiled using file pictures and the audio has been fabricated," an unnamed official in the Revolutionary Guards tells the state-run Press TV.... More »

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