Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Manufacturing Consent For War With Iran and Gunboat Diplomacy

U.S. Says Iranian Gunboats Harassed Warships

By Jim Miklaszewski - NBC News

Iranian Revolutionary Guard gunboats harassed three U.S. Navy warships in the Strait of Hormuz Sunday, in what the U.S. military officials described as a "significant provocative act."

US ships 'threatened' by Iranian boats:

Tensions between the US and Iran resurfaced today when Pentagon officials alleged that Iranian warships threatened three US Navy vessels in the Strait of Hormuz.

Iran 'did not harass US warships' :

The US vessels approached the Iranian boats in the Persian Gulf on Sunday, warning they were in the red zone, the official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Press TV on Monday.

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