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Iran harassed US-flagged cargo ship last week: Pentagon

OPEN WATERS: The guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (above) is "in close enough proximity to the Maersk Tigris to be able to respond if a response is required", a Pentagon spokesman said.


IRAN'S Revolutionary Guards "harassed" a US-flagged commercial ship last week in the Gulf, days before seizing control of another cargo vessel in the Strait of Hormuz, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.

The two incidents over a five-day period raised concerns about the