US aircraft carrier sails through Strait of Hormuz

Wednesday-2019-11-20 | 10:49 am arabian_international

The US aircraft carrier strike group, Abraham Lincoln, sailed through the Strait of Hormuz, the Pentagon announced Tuesday.

"The group's move through the strategic waterway separating Iran and the United Arab Emirates towards the Gulf was scheduled, and unfolded without incident," the US Navy said in a statement, adding that exchanges between US forces and Iran's coast guard were "safe and professional".

It was the first time a US aircraft carrier group went through the strait since Iran downed a US drone in June in the same area.