By Jennifer Rizzo
Iran's Navy has discontinued the aggressive moves its forces were making against U.S. ships in the Persian Gulf earlier this year, according to the Navy's top official.
"Things have been, relatively speaking, quiet in that regard," Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert said during a briefing with reporters Wednesday. "We really haven't had many - quote - confrontations."
In January, U.S. military including Coast Guard ships had two close encounters with high-speed Iranian boats in the Strait of Hormuz and Persian Gulf that exhibited provocative behavior.
But Greenert said over the last couple of months, Iran's Navy has had routine exercises and the harassing behavior has stopped.
"Every operation has been predictable and as I said before in accordance with the international rules," he said. "They have been professional and courteous, committing to the rules of the road."