Iran Says Warships Headed Close to US Borders for First Time

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Iranian warships dispatched to the Atlantic Ocean will travel close to U.S. maritime borders for the first time, a senior Iranian naval commander said Saturday.

The commander of Iran’s Northern Navy Fleet, Admiral Afshin Rezayee Haddad, said the vessels have already entered the Atlantic Ocean via waters near South Africa, the official IRNA news agency reported.

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Tehran sending ‘message’ as warships approach US


Iranian naval fleets were on their way across the Atlantic Ocean and headed toward the US, the Fars news agency reported on Saturday.

“Iran’s military fleet is approaching the United States’ maritime borders, and this move has a message,” Adm. Afshin Rezayee Haddad of Iran’s Northern Navy Fleet was quoted as saying.

According to Fars, Iran had first warned the US of its plans to deploy its naval forces along US marine borders “in the next few years” in September 2012.

Then, Iran’s Navy Commander R.-Adm. Habibollah Sayyari said the move would counter US presence in its waters in the Persian Gulf.

Fars first reported on an Iranian Navy fleet of warships making its way across the Atlantic Ocean in January 2014. At the time, they reported that the ships would sail for at least three months.

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  • BenDoubleCrossed

    Now imagine them equipped with nuclear tipped cruise missiles. Way to go Obama!

  • Mark

    Yep! Foolish on all fronts.

  • Neil_McEvoy

    The irony here is that the US probably gave Iran most of these warships.

  • James

    As long as they stay in international waters that is fine. This reminds me of Gaddafi standing in a fishing boat saying he was going to sink the U. S. Navy.

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  • Joshua Bennett

    They must want war? What they are doing is lawful. The US has warships off their coast, does that mean “the US must want war”? How stupid, except obviously the neo-conservatives DO want war.
    Let’s not only imagine they have nuclear tipped missiles, let’s imagine the have access to intergalactic man eating aliens too!! Way to go Obama!!! Now we are screwed!!
    Run away!! Be scared!!
    Haha grow up people.

    • Destroy Liberalism

      You are a typical America-hating, left-wing douchebag. You should be deported to Iran so you can find out what it’s like to go live in one of their prisons.

      • Joshua Bennett

        Typical non response from a non thinking neocon. Name calling. What are you even talking about? American hating left wing? I am FAR from being a lefty, in fact, I would bet you are way more of a socialist than I am, or maybe you swing more fascist. Either way, Iran is no threat to America. Do you think Eisenhower was a pinko when he warned Americans about the military industrial complex? That’s what all this fear mongering is about.
        War is the health of the State, not Liberty.

        Maybe we should deport you? What kind of fascist wants people deported for speaking a different opinion than they have? Are you American hating or something? Don’t like free speech? I speak my mind, and don’t threaten anyone at all, and you think I should be sent to an Iranian prison? I would hate to see you in power of any kind.

        Break out of the party politics. The left/right paradigm is just a division for politicians to keep the people fighting and give themselves power.
        As far as prisons, America has 5% of the total population of the world, and 25% of the prisoners in the world.