Iran moves mock aircraft carrier to sea amid US tensions

Iran moves mock aircraft carrier to sea amid US tensions

Newsdesk |
July 27, 2020

Iran has moved a mock aircraft carrier to the strategic Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between Tehran and the US, satellite photographs released on Monday show, likely signalling the Islamic Republic soon plans to use it for live-fire drills. An image from Maxar Technologies taken Sunday shows an Iranian fast boat speed toward the carrier, sending waves up in its wake, after a tugboat pulled her out into the strait from the Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas.

New Delhi, 27 July 2020

As per news report of PTI, Iranian state media and officials have yet to acknowledge bringing the replica out to the Strait of Hormuz, through which 20% of the world's oil passes. However, its appearance there suggests Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard is preparing an encore of a similar mock-sinking it conducted in 2015. The US Navy's Bahrain-based 5th Fleet, which patrols Mideast waterways, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Source -NDTV


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