US Navy fires warning shots in new tense encounter with Iran

Spc. Cody Rich / U.S. Army via AP file

The USS Firebolt is seen in Manama, Bahrain.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — An American warship fired warning shots when vessels of Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard came too close to a patrol in the Persian Gulf, the U.S. Navy said Wednesday. It was the first such shooting in nearly four years.