US Navy Patrol Boat Fires Warning Shots in Persian Gulf

ABC News' Martha Raddatz on the shots fired by the U.S. boat at an Iranian vessel.
1:28 | 08/26/16

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rain is south. Tensioning rising in the persian gulf after a situation at sea. A U.S. Navy ship firing three warning shots at an Iranian vessel. Martha Raddatz joins us from Washington with the latest. Good morning. Reporter: Good morning, Amy. This is the most aggressive behavior by the Iranians in recent memory. The U.S. Had two coastal patrol boats approached by three Iranian vessels that were crisscrossing the bow of the U.S. Boats at high speed. There are escalating warnings given. Dio calls. Loudspeakers. Horns, flares. The Iranians veered away. Then returned, aiming head on. Coming within 200 yards. That's when the three warning shots were fired from a 50-caliber weapon into the water and the Iranians finally turn around. We had ten American sailers captured by Iran back in January. Is this a sign tepgss are escalating? There's been constant tension in the gulf over several decades. Not an episode like this when shots were fired. This may signal the unhappiness by some factions over the deal and the seemingly warmer relationships with the U.S. Amy? Thank you, Martha. Now the latest on the search

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