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Iranian Warships Enter The Atlantic, Final Destination Still Unknown

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Iranian Warships Enter The Atlantic, Final Destination Still Unknown

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The Iranian Navy’s new domestically built destroyer Sahand and the intelligence-gathering vessel Makran are sailing in the Atlantic Ocean.

The US maintains that the ships are sailing towards Venezuela, while Tehran hasn’t confirmed its final destination.

Iranian state TV released a short clip of the destroyer cruising through the Atlantic’s seas. The video likely was shot from the Makran, a converted commercial oil tanker with a mobile launch platform for helicopters.

The vessels departed in May from Iran’s southern port of Bandar Abbas, said Adm. Habibollah Sayyari, Iran’s deputy army chief.

He described their mission as the Iranian navy’s longest and most challenging voyage yet, keeping the mystery alive.

“The Navy is improving its seafaring capacity and proving its long-term durability in unfavorable seas and the Atlantic’s unfavorable weather conditions,” Sayyari said, adding that the warships would not call at any country’s port during the mission.

U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price would not speculate on what the vessels were carrying, saying only “that if this is an effort to transfer weapons or otherwise to violate its international obligations we would be prepared to respond.”

“We have seen the press reports regarding this movement,” Price said. “We’re prepared to leverage our applicable authorities, including sanctions, against any actor that enables Iran’s ongoing provision of weapons to violent partners into proxies.”

On May 31st, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh declined to say where the Makran was going.

“Iran is always present in international waters and it has this right based on international law and it can be present in international waters,” he said. “No country is able to violate this right, and I warn that no one makes miscalculations. Those who sit in glass houses should be careful.”

The fast-attack craft aboard the Makran are the type that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps uses in its tense encounters with U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf and its narrow mouth, the Strait of Hormuz.

“If the boats are delivered, they may form the core of an asymmetrical warfare force within Venezuela’s armed forces,” the U.S. Naval Institute (USNI) said in an earlier published analysis. “This could be focused on disrupting shipping as a means of countering superior naval forces. Shipping routes to and from the Panama Canal are near the Venezuelan coast.”

On June 10th, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told Senators that he shared their concerns about Iranian Navy ships currently steaming across the Atlantic and possibly transferring weapons to Venezuela.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, speaking during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, said allowing the ships to dock would be “significant” on many levels, including that it would mark the first time Iranian naval vessels had completed the arduous journey across the Atlantic.

“The precedent of allowing Iran to provide weapons to the region causes me great concern,” he said.

Austin said he shares Blumenthal’s concerns, adding that “I am absolutely concerned about the proliferation of weapons, any type of weapons, in our neighborhood.”

Austin declined to answer Blumenthal’s questions about what weapons are on board, saying that he would provide information in a closed session. He added that he had not spoken to any other leaders from countries in the region about the ships’ movements.

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None of you

If they deliver weapons we will destroy them.
Filthy jihadist government. In the near future we will make sure that the Iranian Government in power at the moment will cease to existing if you think that we are not capable you are mistaken. All the youth in Iran are ready to show their support for change of government and initiation of democracy in Iran. No Islam religious leaders
No religion will ever rule a country anymore.
Youths in Iran just wait for revolution to unleash revenge on religious Muslims leaders.
Wait and see

IMHO

Spoken like a true godless degenerate who enjoys enslaving people with deviant democracy.

Scaathor

STFU you brainless fuktard

farbat

hahahahahaha sure you repeat yourselves for 4 decades now you losers and soon enough america will burn to the ground and you will just hit eachother like fools

farbat

left hand hitting right hand hitting together the body is what is going to happen in america again and again and again also america was not made to last and after its end its natural for us to take its place iran is a global precursor afterall which is why you are so miserable when it comes to iran

Last edited 7 months ago by farbat
Dancing khazars of 9/11

“we” get the fuk here kid….

Dancing khazars of 9/11

In West, we don’t listen to so some cow piss drinkers sftu and know your place.
We need a like of you to be meat against China to slow China down do your job – become Hindu terrorists, stop talking.

VaporTrail

‘…we will destroy them…’

Err yeah, Israeli trolls are going to attack Iranian ships in Venezuelan waters…yeah, sure…

‘No religion will ever rule a country anymore.’

Err, Israeli trolls need to check themselves – ’cause that’d be an ethno-religious state…

Arch Bungle

They’ve been delivering weapons for decades everywhere.

And you have been completely unable to destroy them …

Arch Bungle

butthurt Hindu fanatic is jealous because the Chinese have proven a more advanced civilisation under communism.

Your entire country will soon become communist just to survive. You couldn’t make the white man’s democracy work, better hire some chinese to teach you how to run a country.

Last edited 7 months ago by Arch Bungle
Oilman

The gay side of America, the ones in control, are crying as they just don’t know how to stop a warship from doing something that is 100% legal.

Mercans are going nuts…loving it!

Next, it will be Russian and Chinese warships. Tit for tat…PERFECT! It’s time to put nasty terrorist Mercans in their place.

Raptar Driver

Don’t forget capitalism, fascism. Which is hyper capitalism.
I could go on but I’ve insulted enough people today.

Ding ding dong

What did you smoke

Christian J. Chuba

USNI (U.S. Naval Institute) strongly believe they are carrying gasoline fore Venezuela and possibly weapons as well.

It was a good analysis. Unfortunately, they also wrote a bunch of legalese explaining how it was a clever way for Iran to avoid seizure by the U.S. citing international law and I kind of lost my mind responding to the article on how absurd it is for us to believe we have the right to intercept commercial shipping under any circumstances. Not getting a job in govt in this lifetime.

Comwell

Well thats the situation with the US fourth Reich,Iran has told them to go f.. themselves,its the only language Bullies understand.

Oilman

It’s called international waters or better known as giving the finger to the US of terrorist A.

Raptar Driver

Why isn’t it obvious?
They’re going to Disney world.
Everyone loves mickey mouse?

KnowTheJew

The Jews’ US Tyranny wardog is none too pleased.

Brother Ma

Certainly a foundational moment. Longest sea voyage at least of the Theocratic State of Iran. It is flexing its muscles .It seems we will sea Iranian shops cruising the seas as well. Multipolar world here we come.

China Is Right

I told you the USA is going to fight everybody at some point.

The real American military regrets to got into this rat fight in a dark room.

It’s a time bomb set to explode everywhere

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