President Trump Instructs Navy to 'Shoot Down and Destroy Any and All Iranian Gunboats If They Harass [U.S.] Ships at Sea'

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President Donald Trump doesn't seem to be messing around when it comes to Iran.

Trump sent out a Wednesday morning tweet saying that he has instructed the U.S. Navy to "shoot down and destroy" Iranian gunboats should they harass any U.S. ship.

Trump instruction comes after Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) vessels came in close contact with U.S. warships. The Iranians claimed that they were "conducting a drill," according to the Navy Times, and said the incident resulted from "the unprofessional and provocative actions of the United States and their indifference to warnings."

The Navy Times reported:

The Guard [IRGC] released no evidence to support its allegation, but did release a video showing an Iranian boat traveling in parallel with a U.S. warship. At one point, a deck-mounted machine gun on the Iranian vessel is seen pointed toward the American ship.

The Guard also accused American forces of blocking Iranian warships on April 6 and April 7 as well.

Here's video of the interaction:

 

H/T: Fox News

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