The official, speaking on condition of anonymity in spite of President Trump's admonishment of media who use anonymous sources to attack him, said the IRGCN boats came within 600 yards of the USNS Invincible, a tracking ship that wasn't, and stopped.
The Invincible was being accompanied by three ships from the British Royal Navy and the little dirtbags forced the formation to change course in a game the Iranians like to call Halal Chicken.
The official, who remains anonymous still, said the Navy vessel tried to contact the Iranians via radio, but they got no response and rather than kill every last one of them decided that discretion is the better part of valor as they put their wet tails between their legs and got out of the way.
But the Navy got the last laugh when they said the interaction caused by the Iranians was "unsafe and unprofessional."
That should make them think twice next time.