Iranian Regime Defiant, Menacing as Obama Fights For Nuke Agreement With Them
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps launched a massive military drill, called The Great Prophet Nine, in the Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz Wednesday.
Hundreds of speed boats equipped with missiles took part in the maneuvers.
At one point in the production the camera panned across a banner that read, “If the Americans are ready to be buried at the bottom of the waters of the Persian Gulf – so be it.”
Russia Today reported:
Iran has staged naval war games in an important sea channel, including an attack on a mock US warship. Missiles were also fired from the coast around the Strait of Hormuz, which sees a quarter of all sea-transported oil pass through it.
The drills were conducted by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, which were named Prophet 9.
The Americans, and the entire world, know that the American Navy is one of our targets, and it will take us 50 seconds to destroy every US warship,” Jafari added, the Jerusalem Post reported.
Iranian gunboats also carried out other exercises during the drills, such as laying sea mines and shooting down a drone. Reports also stated that Tehran fired surface-to-sea missiles, which can travel more than 5km and can avoid radar detection. Iran regularly carries out naval war games in the region, though this is the first time that a mock US aircraft carrier has been used.
At one point, a camera from state TV panned across a banner which read: “If the Americans are ready to be buried at the bottom of the waters of the Persian Gulf – so be it,” a quote from Iran’s first Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Reuters reported.
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