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Iranian military boats approach U.S. vessels: Pentagon

Friday, January 13, 2012 - 00:50

Jan. 13 - Video released by the Pentagon today shows what it said were armed boats with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps' navy approaching within several hundred yards of the USS New Orleans, an amphibious transport ship, on January 6, 2012, in the Strait of Hormuz, a U.S. military official said. The incident was described by the Pentagon as routine. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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"Interactions between U.S. and Iranian Revolutionary Guard maritime forces are routine, and within known, predictable, posturing behavior during Strait of Hormuz transits. We are releasing this video to depict what these interactions look like," a U.S. military spokesperson said in a written statement released with the video.

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Iranian military boats approach U.S. vessels: Pentagon

Friday, January 13, 2012 - 00:50