U.S warship video released


The Pentagon has just released video of the confrontation Sunday between U.S. warships and high-speed boats from Iran.

You can view it here.

The Associated Press report says a heavily accented man could be heard saying, “I am coming to you. … You will explode after … minutes.” See if you can pick it up.

From the Hopper’s bridge, after spotting the approaching Iranian boats, a Navy crew member says over the radio: “This is coalition warship. I am engaged in transit passage in accordance with international law. Intend no harm.”

Often uneven and shaky, the video condenses what Navy officials have said was a 20-minute or so clash. It ends with a blank screen, as only the audio of the Navy’s final warning can be heard, just after the voice warns that they are coming.