On May 21, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) released photos showing United States Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton as it transited the Strait of Hormuz a day earlier.
On her journey through the strategic strait, the destroyer was visited by Vice Adm. Brad Cooper, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces, Joint Commander of the French Forces Deployed in the Indian Ocean Vice Adm. Emmanuel Slaars, and United Kingdom Maritime Component Commander Commodore Philip Dennis.
Cooper said that Iranian warships came within 1,000 yards of the destroyer The IRGC later confirmed that it had observed the destroyer.
The IRGC’s photos shows Paul Hamilton transiting the strait along with USNS Amelia Earhart dry cargo ship and the ANVIL POINT ro-ro trade vessel.
The visit by Cooper, Slaars and Dennis to Paul Hamilton was clearly meant as a show of force to Iran, as tensions in the Persian Gulf remain considerably high.
Earlier this month, the U.S. announced it will increase the rotation of ships and aircraft patrolling in and around the Strait of Hormuz after Iran seized two oil tankers near the choke point, one of which was bound to Texas. The tankers were sized after the U.S. confiscated a China-bound Iranian oil shipment near southern Africa.
Iran maintains a strong presence in the Persian Gulf. Faced with the recent rapprochement between its main regional partner, Saudi Arabia, and Iran, the U.S. apparently made the decision to reach out to its top allies, France and the UK, to expand its presence in the gulf.
even the rats on the ships work for globalists.
its prohibited per law to shoot photos of us officers. thus iran broke all international rules and are subject to penalty after the criminal code.
lol, classical amer exceptionalist idiot, thinking that federal laws in us have any meaning outside of their borders.
well they are used to it in europe an asia (minus china and north korea) to enforce their laws. so they probably believe it is universal. americans would demand an alien ship comming to earth to obey their laws as well.
i’m sure glad us law applies globally, and that i have immunity. thanks for advocating for me.
who’s law? lol don’t be stupid.
btw i don’t see any pics of officers but gunships
and you are personally going to go and punish the iranian commanders for this aren’t you ? such a hero you are. (not)
us’ little rules don’t apply outside it’s soil. go rant elsewhere.
ooooooooooohhhhh, theyve taken photos of vessels in the distance horizon.. and guess what? in doing so, they have captured your soul or spirit😂😂😂😂😂
the us wouldn’t attack iran, contrary to what they say, they are stretched beyond their limits in terms of military.
looks like the us and it’s allies, have “missed the boat” so to speak. iran is no longer afraid of the us, they have the backing of the brics nations now. although it’s not formally announced, brics is the asian nato.
russia has shown the world what a paper tiger nato is. it is time to remove these wef assholes. now.
sink the faggots !
iran seized two oil tankers near the choke point, one of which was bound to texas. the tankers were sized after the u.s. confiscated a china-bound iranian oil shipment …tit for tat
what’s in the cargo ships? more usa weapons to spread more usa hate around the world?
lgbt flags & dildos
good for me not you, i like it so but don’t want it so