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Iran's navy aims to sail off U.S. shores soon

By Associated Press


TEHRAN, Iran » The head of Iran's navy says the country aims to put its warships in international waters off the U.S. coast "in the next few years."

The comments Tuesday from Admiral Habibollah Sayyari on state TV are part of Iran's response to Washington's beefed up naval presence in the Persian Gulf.

The U.S. Navy's 5th fleet is based in Bahrain — across the gulf from Iran — and the U.S. plans maritime war games later this month.

Iran has made similar claims in the past that its ships could soon sail into international waters off the U.S. coast.

Tehran and Washington have been in odd over Tehran's nuclear ambitions that the West suspects it has aimed at weapon. Iran denies the charge.

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gsr wrote:
Editor: the last paragraph makes absolutely no sense.
on September 4,2012 | 07:17AM
cojef wrote:
News article is from AP source.
on September 4,2012 | 08:13AM
MakaniKai wrote:
Regardless: "no sense it still makes" Aloha.
on September 4,2012 | 08:48AM
sailfish1 wrote:
You know what it means, don't you? Just keep up with what is happening in the world and you would know. Nitpicking at minor things is a waste of time.
on September 4,2012 | 12:28PM
Larry01 wrote:
I'm pretty sure gsr knows what it means. Holding professional news outlets to a decent level of proofreading is not nitpicking and not a waste of time.
on September 4,2012 | 04:50PM
cojef wrote:
Sabre or saber rattling by a minor naval power?? Com'on give me a break! Our stealth subs can track their warships and sink their fleet in foreign waters far from our shores without any problems. Surface naval fleets are for show only. The real sea battle of the future will be waged underwater and by drones on the surface or land.
on September 4,2012 | 08:23AM
kahu808 wrote:
To our subs, they're all targets.
on September 4,2012 | 09:20AM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
They couldn't even handle the coast guard much less america's navy. It's just nonsense from a talking head in a backward country.
on September 4,2012 | 11:33PM
entrkn wrote:
Great!... live target practice.
on September 4,2012 | 10:21AM
pridon wrote:
Hope they have a long fuel hose. Can only refuel in Cuba and Venezuela. Don't believe Iran has they has tanker ships.
on September 4,2012 | 11:14AM
AhiPoke wrote:
I like it. I wish they'd sail their entire navy off of our coasts. That way we'd be able to eliminate them in a few minutes without having to travel.
on September 4,2012 | 11:15AM
Anonymous wrote:
on September 4,2012 | 01:23PM
Anonymous wrote:
on September 4,2012 | 01:22PM
HawaiiCheeseBall wrote:
Here's what we can do. When the Iranian warships come close enough, we blast the theme song from Gilligan's Island at them and see if they catch on. What you think?
on September 4,2012 | 02:56PM
HD36 wrote:
In a few years? By then the nationa deficit will be 20 trillion dollars. Hopefully China will keep lending us money to fund our government..
on September 4,2012 | 04:41PM
SteveToo wrote:
The closer to the US the easier to sink them. :-)
on September 4,2012 | 10:11PM
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