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Corrected - Iranian vessel made 'unsafe' action against U.S. helicopter: officials | Reuters

(The story was refiled to remove the reference to Iranian representatives not responding to a request for comment)WASHINGTON An Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard vessel pointed its weapons at a U.S. Navy helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, two U.S. defence officials told Reuters on Monday, an action they described as "unsafe and unprofessional." The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the incident took place when a Navy SH-60 helicopter flew within half a mile (0.8 km) of two Iranian vessels in international waters. One of the vessels pointed its weapons at the helicopter, the U.S. officials said.

The officials added that at no point did the crew of the helicopter feel threatened, but it was unsafe because it could have lead to an escalation.

(Reporting by Idrees Ali; Editing by Bill Rigby)

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.


Updated Date: Nov 29, 2016 02:31 AM

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