Trump orders the “destruction” of all Iranian vessels

Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he had given orders to destroy any Iranian craft that would come dangerously close to American ships in the Gulf.

“I have ordered the U.S. Navy to shoot and destroy any Iranian vessels that harass our ships at sea,” the president tweeted.

A week ago, the Pentagon accused Tehran of “dangerous maneuvers” at sea. According to Washington, 11 Revolutionary Guard speedboats have repeatedly crossed the bow and stern of U.S. ships patrolling the Gulf “at extremely close range and at high speed.