Iran moves mock US aircraft carrier to sea as tensions ratchet up

Iran moves mock US aircraft carrier to sea as tensions ratchet up

Monday, July 27, 2020 | Tag Cloud Tags: evolution, Iran, Islam, Israel, Media, Military, News, oil, War, Worthy News
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(Worthy News) – Iran has moved a mock aircraft carrier to the strategic Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between Tehran and the US, satellite photographs released Monday show, likely signaling the Islamic Republic soon plans to use it for live-fire drills.

An image from Maxar Technologies taken Sunday shows an Iranian fast boat speed toward the carrier, sending waves up in its wake, after a tugboat pulled the ship out into the strait from the Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas.

Iranian state media and officials have yet to acknowledge bringing the replica out to the Strait of Hormuz, through which 20% of the world’s oil passes. However, its appearance there suggests Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard is preparing an encore of a similar mock-sinking it conducted in 2015. [ Source: Times of Israel (Read More…) ]




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