Iranian Regime Says It Will Move Ships Into Atlantic Off US Coast

An Iranian Alvand Class Frigate (Press TV)

The commander of the Iranian navy announced the regime plans to move vessels into the Atlantic Ocean to start a naval buildup near the US border.
Fars News reported:

Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced that the country plans to move vessels into the Atlantic Ocean to start a naval buildup “near maritime borders of the United States”.

“Like the arrogant powers that are present near our marine borders, we will also have a powerful presence close to the American marine borders,” Sayyari said.

Speaking at a ceremony marking the 31st anniversary of the start of the 1980-1988 war with Iraq, Sayyari gave no details of when such a deployment could happen or the number or type of vessels to be used.

On July 19 Sayyari also said that Iran was going to send “a flotilla into the Atlantic”.

The remarks come as another high-ranking Iranian military official rejected a recent US request to establish a “red phone” link between the countries in the Persian Gulf.

“We would establish direct contact with the United States if we would ever go to the Gulf of Mexico,” Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Ali Fadavi said.

He rejected the US demand, and explained, “In the view of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the presence of the US in the Persian Gulf is illegitimate and makes no sense.”

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  • redpillpatriot

    Dear God…… Please help us, our government is so retarded! Bush did squat when the Iranians taunted our carriers in the middle east.. We all know Barry will do squat when this happens. Hmmm is it possible they may have a nuke or EMP on board???

    If you think we will stop them from hanging out in international waters you are still asleep. We should assume this is an act of war and blow them out of the water, and turn Iran into a freaking parking lot!!!

    And if anyone squaks turn them into a parking lot also. Done and Done.

  • Ipso Facto

    And when those Iranian ships (that they probably bought from Russia) get here, what are they going to do?

    They will be shadowed by Aegis Cass Destroyers and Virginia Class Fast Attack submarines.

    Can you imagine how much our Navy is lookin’ forward to this?

    I’ll bet the crews of those Iranian ships will be choking down Imodium tablets with every meal.

  • Blackbird

    Those shallow water lubbers have absolutely no idea what they are biting off. Let them go for it. They will spend a fortune keeping their “fleet” supplied fueled and maintained. That is money that isn’t going toward the Iran Nuclear Weapons Program. The Atlantic will chew them up and spit them out, these sailors have literally never been out of sight of land as far as I can tell. The only real danger to us is if the drug traffickers pirate one of their cruisers from them. A Mexican drug cartel possessing an armed cruiser is not a good thought at all. Other than that all I see is pure comedy gold coming from this.

  • garettc

    Just makes them an cheaper target. Really, not to worry.

  • wodun

    Pretty funny.

    The revolutionary guard opening up training bases in Venezuela is troubling though.

  • serrfer62

    Did OHbama surrender yet?

  • Blackbird

    Ha, I thought they had a few old Russian cruisers, turns out the best they can field is 5 frigates. /fail

  • bgoldman

    I’m quaking in my boots.

    The Iranian navy’s biggest ships are five frigates. Three of those frigates are 40 years old. Only one mounts armament as heavy as a single 111mm (4.37″) gun. They have torpedos and 20mm antiaircraft guns but no missiles.

    Iran’s North Korean-style Kilo-class diesel submarines can launch mines and torpedos but nothing else (like missiles).

    That’s a “naval buildup”?

  • chuck in st paul

    Wooo Hooo!! Live targets for the Navy!

    #3 Blackbird, I totally agree. This is a whole lot like when they run out with their patrol boats to harrass our warships. They circle around, make alot of noise, then go home. One eyeblink and they’re kindling. This bunch will be porting in Cuba constantly to buy crates black market of Imodium and Pepto. ha ha ha Wait until hurricane season and/or Atlantic winter storms. ha ha ha

  • vamoose

    Just sayin’…vessels has been known to disappear mysteriously in the Bermuda Triangle.

  • jony101

    I use to be in the navy, back when it was manned with real men and wooden ships. Back then we stared down the soviets on a daily basis, and there ships where loaded with missles. There was no political correctness on the ships, the captains where gungho and we all use to smoke throughout the ship and dump our trash hazadrous or otherwise over the side. Nowadays there are so many rules, captains have to respect the feelings of the crew and there well-being, respect the environment, otherwise they dont get promoted. Hopefully the DADT crew wont get scared when they see the Iranian warship comming, but I have my doubts.
    This proves one thing the Iranians are not scared of the US, they use to but not no more, they see weakness and will exploit it.

  • Dave-O

    this is what so-called “Smart Diplomacy” has brought to us. Iranian row boats off the US coast. Maybe John Kerry can get back into his Swift Boat and launch a pre-emptive strike. Or perhaps we should parachute Hillary onto the scene with a re-start button in her hand? I hope they brought their oars and their fishing poles as re-supply might prove difficult.

    Please pass the popcorn.

  • navy

    here hoping they get into a cat 5 hurricane

  • Freddy

    I wonder how well Iranian ships will fare when the first hurricane hits?

  • jorgen

    Hussein Obama is busy putting up a telephone answering machine with message: “We surrender”.

  • http://deleted RedBeard

    This is great! The U.S. Navy won’t have to sacrifice its old ships for target practice, now that Iran has volunteered.

  • sliderblaze

    I like it, Obama wont be in too much longer… as long as that foreign policy nut Paul dont get in.

  • Blackbird

    *In my best Paul Hogan accent*

    “That’s not a ship,”

    “Now this is a ship.”

  • thegoldman

    We can use more artificial reefs…

  • Neo

    I have one word for this … logistics

    The US has entire battle groups not just because they fill the ocean so nicely, but because a fleet (or even one vessel) requires re-supply.