NEARLY GULF OF TONKIN II
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US ships 'threatened' by Iranian boats
Dan Glaister in Los Angeles
Monday January 7, 2008
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.
The alleged incident comes after a period of relative calm in relations between the two countries and ahead of a rare visit to Iran by Mohamed ElBaradei, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
According to Pentagon officials, US forces were about to fire at the boats, thought to be from the Revolutionary Guard, when the Iranians turned away at the last moment.