The President of The US, Donald Trump, has disclosed that he has given the US Navy the permission to launch attacks against Iranian Navy boats. This is coming in response to reports that Iranian navy gunboats were attacking US vessels along the strait of Hormuz with the belief that the US won't launch reprisal attacks as they lay focus on the Coronavirus pandemic.
Trump took to Twitter to revealing;
"I have instructed the United States Navy to shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships at sea."
I have instructed the United States Navy to shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships at sea.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 22, 2020
President Trump tweet is coming two weeks after he warned Iran of 'a heavy price' if the Islamic nation attacked US troops stationed in Iraq or US vessels in the middle East.