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Iran says warships headed close to U.S. borders

By Associated Press


TEHRAN, Iran >> 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.

The fleet, consisting of a destroyer and a helicopter-carrying supply ship, began its voyage last month from the southern Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas. The ships, carrying some 30 navy academy cadets for training along with their regular crews, are on a three-month mission.

The voyage comes amid an ongoing push by Iran to demonstrate its ability to project power across the Middle East and beyond.

IRNA quoted Haddad as saying the fleet is approaching U.S. maritime borders for the first time. The Islamic Republic considers the move as a response to U.S. naval deployments near its own coastlines. The U.S. Navy's 5th fleet is based in Bahrain, just across the Persian Gulf.

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livinginhawaii wrote:
Instead of sinking this thing we should take the students hostage.
on February 9,2014 | 06:23AM
1local wrote:
what is Oba ma doing about it N a d a...
on February 9,2014 | 07:02AM
DAGR81 wrote:
No. He is dining with the stars.
on February 9,2014 | 09:49AM
kahu808 wrote:
To a Seawolf, they're just targets.
on February 9,2014 | 05:51PM
Donna2415 wrote:
"I'm so afraid".
on February 9,2014 | 06:49AM
cojef wrote:
A tit for tat, like little brats showing of their tiny pea brains.
on February 9,2014 | 07:28AM
residenttaxpayer wrote:
I guess Iran's navy wants to be target practice.....
on February 9,2014 | 08:47AM
Yak02 wrote:
America isn't the only country with an archaic overpriced Yachting Club.
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