Data chart: US destroyer Forrest Sherman (US Navy website)
Overseas, Dec. 5 (Reuters) - a U.S. warship intercepted advanced missile parts near the Gulf of Oman last week, citing Iran as a link.
Last week, the U.S. Navys Forrest Sherman missile destroyer intercepted a small boat in the Gulf of Oman, and Coast Guard personnel found advanced missile parts when boarding for inspection, an anonymous U.S. official said Thursday.
At present, the crew of the boat has been transferred to the Yemeni coast guard and missile parts have been confiscated by the United States, officials said. According to preliminary information, these parts are for the armed forces in Hussein, Yemen.
At present, there is no response from Iran.
In 2018, the U.S. government withdrew from the comprehensive agreement on Irans nuclear issue, resumed and increased sanctions against Iran, tried to block Irans oil exports in an all-round way, and at the same time, increased its troops and equipment to the Middle East, trying to force Iran to renegotiate the agreement by means of extreme pressure.
In a speech in Tehran on December 3, Iranian President Mahmoud Rouhani once again condemned the U.S. policy of extreme pressure on Iran. He said that the U.S. covets to make Iran submit through severe sanctions, but the final facts will prove that this is only the delusion of the United States.