President Trump has given the order to the US Military that it should shoot and destroy any Iranian gunboat that is harassing US Ships.
According to The Daily Wire:
President Trump directed the U.S. Navy to blast any Iranian ships that harass American vessels in the Gulf of Oman.
Trump issued the order a week after boats from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy sped close by several U.S. ships in the Gulf in what the U.S. Navy denounced as an “unsafe” and “unprofessional” maneuver that violated international maritime rules and customs.
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
“I have instructed the United States Navy to shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships at sea,” Trump tweeted on Wednesday.
The U.S. has designated the IRGC a terrorist organization. On April 15, 11 boats from the IRGC Navy “repeatedly conducted dangerous and harassing approaches” toward U.S. Navy vessels in the Gulf of Oman that were running integration exercises with AH-64E Apache attack helicopters from the U.S. Army, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command said at the time.
Heavy US sanctions have caused the Iranians to increase the intensity of their provocation on the US and now the military has the authority to make them pay for that.