The US and French forces present described the display as “highly provocative”.
From NBC News:
Only 23 seconds warning was given before the weapons were fired, according to U.S. Navy Cmdr. Kyle Raines, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command.
The rockets were not fired at the Truman and other ships, and there were no direct communications between U.S. and Iranian navies, military officials said.
“The IRGCN's actions were highly provocative,” Cmdr. Kevin Stephens, spokesman for the U.S. Fifth Fleet, said Wednesday in a statement.
“Firing weapons so close to passing coalition ships and commercial traffic within an internationally recognized maritime traffic lane is unsafe, unprofessional, and inconsistent with international maritime law.”
Nobody from Iran's foreign or defense ministries gave official comment, but the country's state-run news agency, Fars, said in its report of the event that no vessel was in danger.
The incident was a planned training exercise and all vessels in the area had been warned, it said.
The official said the U.S. ships were in the “internationally recognized maritime traffic lane” at the time, not in any territorial waters, when the Iranian navy announced over maritime radio that it was about to conduct a live-fire exercise and asked other vessels to remain clear.
Perhaps the President can explain how his deal with Iran has lent them such confidence they will fire over our forces heads in international waters without reprisal.
We Can Get Friskier They are on a Mission since Obama Turned them Loose.
Trump will Take Care of them ….
With Obamas Help
Should have know that Iran could not be trusted, but No, Obama & Kerry think their smarter than everyone else.
Let’s fly a few patriots around their mosques
You people are chidish
I suggest pulling along side and launching.g balloons full of yellow paint.
Nobody says terrorists are smart
So Scott we are doomed. ..all we can do is hope for stroke.