US President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that he has instructed the US Navy to open fire and “destroy” Iranian gunboats if they harass US warships out in the sea.

The order came one week after 11 small armed Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps speedboats aggressively swarmed US Navy and Coast Guard ships in international waters in the northern Gulf.

The Pentagon said the gunboats “repeatedly crossed the bows and sterns of the US vessels, including USS Paul Hamilton, USS Lewis B. Puller and USCGC Maui, at extremely close range and high speeds.”

In a video posted on the official Twitter account of the US Navy, one of the Iranian motorboats with a mounted machine-gun can be seen speeding past the US vessel.

Source: i24news

FREE COPY: Understanding the threat from Iran

Covering the threat from Iran to Israel and the West, plus the plight of the Iranian people: Read our Operation Mordecai campaign booklet online or receive a FREE copy by post.

Related Articles:

Iran’s maritime activity in Red Sea is ‘most significant’ in a decade

Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Tuesday revealed satellite images he said showed the “most significant” Iranian military maritime activity in the Red Sea in a decade. “Iran...

Four Jews killed in 4th July shooting prompting speculation of antisemitic motive

It has been reported that four of the seven victims in the 4th July shooting in Chicago were Jewish, prompting speculation that the attacker could have had an antisemitic motive....

Israeli man in critical condition after stabbing attack in Bnei Brak

An Israeli man was seriously hurt in a suspected terror stabbing attack near the ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak on Tuesday morning. Police said officers launched a manhunt...

Dutch airline erases Israel, adds ‘Palestine’ despite it having no flights there

Passengers travelling from France to Israel were shocked to discover this week that Dutch airline Transavia did not have Israel on its list of countries, but did include...

US Presbyterian Church turns hostile against Israel

In a shocking move by a church denomination in the 21st century, the US Presbyterian Church movement has succumb to pressure from antisemites and passed a series of hostile anti-Zionist...