Saudi Arabia reports forcing three Iranian boats out of its waters

Saudi Arabia reports forcing three Iranian boats out of its waters
Iranian fishing boat. US Navy video via AP

[Ed. – Sounds like the Iranian boats were as persistent as the really old, fearless opossum that prowls my yard at night.  Don’t nothin’ make that sucker run.  On a serious note, the Saudis are right to be wary.  The IRGC could well use fishing boats to perform reconnaissance or even deliver small groups of special forces.]

Saudi Arabia forced three Iranian boats to retreat from its waters on Thursday after firing warning shots, a spokesman for Saudi border guards said on Saturday.

The spokesman, quoted by Saudi news agency SPA, said the Iranian vessels refused to stop after they entered Saudi waters despite repeated warnings, which forced the Saudi authorities to fire the warning shots.

Iranian state media quoted a local official in Bushehr province on the Gulf as saying the Saudi coastguard had opened fire on Iranian fishermen who had strayed into Saudi waters but that initial reports said no one was hurt. …

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It was not immediately clear whether the two reports referred to the same incident.

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