The speedboats, believed to belong to Iran's Revolutionary Guards, came within about 200m of the US vessels, Pentagon officials said.
"I am coming at you. You will explode in a couple of minutes," the Iranians said in a radio transmission, according to US officials.
That's a very provocative transmission, to be sure, but are we certain that it wasn't just a poorly translated pickup line? I mean we are talking about sailors, after all.