An Iranian refurbished model air carrier previously used as a simulated U.S. target during 2015. February. Iranian Navy military game exercise seen at its home port in Bandar Abbas, Iran, in 2020. February 15
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According to state television, Iran fired underground ballistic missiles at a rogue U.S. Navy ship in the Strait of Hormuz on Wednesday morning, following a series of drills that prompted two nearby U.S. military bases to raise an increased warning last day.
“Using new tactics and equipment, the IRGC Air Force has demonstrated some of its vast capabilities in the face of hypothetical enemy threats,”; the Iranian state television network IRIB wrote on its website.
“An important achievement of IRGC airspace during this phase of the exercise was the successful launch of ballistic missiles from the depths of the earth, which were completely disguised, which could pose serious challenges to enemy intelligence agencies, ”the website said.
Iranian Revolutionary Guards demonstrated their military capabilities this week in an exercise on the critical waterway of the annual War Games in the Strait of Hormuz, carrying 30 percent of the water. World Marine Oil List. Regional television channels showed that the strait was modeled on a U.S. aircraft carrier with model planes on deck and blown up by rockets.
Iranian forces had previously used counterfeit American ships in their military exercises. In recent months, U.S. forces have accused Iranian rapid attack ships of engaging in “harassing” attitudes toward U.S. warships. Tehran stubbornly opposes any U.S. military presence in the Middle East.
The exercise on Tuesday prompted two American military bases in the region – Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates and Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar – to temporarily issue an enhanced warning, after which U.S. military officials called the exercise “reckless” and “irresponsible.”
“The incident lasted a few minutes and everything was announced after the threat indicator was missed,” the US central leadership said in a statement quoted by Reuters on Tuesday.
Rebecca Rebarich, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet in Bahrain, said U.S. forces “have always been vigilant against such irresponsible and reckless Iranian behavior along busy international waterways.” However, she added that “this exercise did not interfere with the coalition’s operations in the area and had no effect on the free flow of trade in the Strait of Hormuz and surrounding waters.”
The demonstrations took place due to high tensions between the US and Iran and more than two years after the Donald Trump administration withdrew from the multilateral in 2015. Iran’s nuclear deal, with the country again imposing harsh sanctions again. The past two years have seen many confrontations, including acts of sabotage by international tankers in the Persian Gulf, which Washington accuses Iran of but Tehran denies, and the assassination of U.S. Supreme Commander Qasem Soleimani.
The semi-official news agency Tasnim released a tweet late Tuesday night with a graphic of a fake US-borne sea, but shaped like a coffin. “The Islamic Republic of Iran will never forget the assassination of Martin Soleimani and must have struck the Americans,” it said.
At the end of April, Trump said on Twitter: “I have ordered the United States navy to shoot down and destroy all Iranian cannons if they harass our ships at sea.”