Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces fired warning shots at a Singapore-flagged commercial ship in the Gulf on Thursday, before vessels from the United Arab Emirates came to the ship's aid, US officials said.
The Iranian patrol craft fired across the bow of the Alpine Eternity in international waters and the commercial ship then headed towards the UAE, which deployed coast guard boats in response to a call for help from the vessel, two defense officials told AFP. The Iranian boats then departed the area, the officials said.
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