Iranian vessels conduct 'high-speed intercept' of US destroyer

The incident is only the latest in a series of all-too-close encounters with Iran in the region since December.
By Jim Sciutto, Jennifer Rizzo and Nicole Gaouette

(CNN)A US Navy official told CNN four Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps vessels conducted a “high-speed intercept” of the USS Nitze in waters near the Strait of Hormuz Tuesday, deeming the incident “unsafe and unprofessional.”

The official said two of the vessels slowed and turned away only after coming within 300 yards of the US guided-missile destroyer as it transited international waters near the Strait of Hormuz, and only after the destroyer had sent multiple visual and audio warnings.
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