Iranian TV has broadcast footage showing a close encounter between speedboats belonging to the Revolutionary Guard and the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Strait of Hormuz on March 21.

In the video, speedboats are seen closing in on the US aircraft carrier.

The Strait of Hormuz is considered to be one of the world’s most important strategic chokepoints, given that 20% of globally traded petroleum passes through the narrow channel each year.

The US 5th Fleet is currently deployed in the Persian Gulf with carriers, ships, strike aircraft, sailors and marines.

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