Fast boats of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) harassed the US Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln during the transit out of the Persian Gulf through the Strait of Hormuz on December 4, 2019.
In an email to the War Zone, US Navy Commander Joshua Frey, a public affairs officer for U.S. Naval Forces Central Command confirmed the incident claiming that this “activity was within normal behavior patterns for Iran and did not threaten the Abe [Abraham Lincoln] strike group”.
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Despite the formal claims by the US Navy, the Iranian behaviour demonstrates that Tehran feels itself confident in its military cpabilities in the region and regularly demonstrates this to its US counterparts.
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