Iran responds to harassment claim

Tensions continue to rise in Gulf.

Iran responds to US Hormuz Strait ‘harassment’ claims

Laura Mackenzie
Foreign Correspondent

ABU DHABI // The Iranian military has denied that its vessels acted unprofessionally after a US aircraft carrier was approached by armed Revolutionary Guard boats in the Strait of Hormuz.

The US navy said up to 20 Iranian vessels approached the USS George HW Bush on Tuesday, in an incident witnessed by The National’s reporter on board the ship.

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