Iranian navy warns US battleship


Tehran (ISNA) - An Iranian rocket-bearing vessel has warned off an American battleship approaching an Iranian fishing boat in the Sea of Oman, the Navy of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army said in a statement on Sunday.

"The fishing boat, Shams, had set sail from the port city of Jask in southeastern Iran to test its motor. Forty-five miles into the sea, the vessel’s motor started to malfunction, prompting the sailors to alert the Iranian Navy," it said.

The Navy dispatched Falakhan rocket-bearing vessel to the boat’s rescue, which towed the broken-down fishing boat to the port but before that, the US battleship was seen approaching the site, it said. 

"The American battleship left the area with a warning and the announcement of the Falakhan missile boat's timely presence in the region," the statement said.

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