Footage reportedly shows Iranian vessels firing rockets near American warships in the Strait of Hormuz last month
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The US Navy on Saturday released footage it said showed Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessels firing rockets near warships and commercial traffic in the strategic Strait of Hormuz late last month, a move raising tensions between the two nations despite the recent nuclear deal. Continue reading →
As the Truman was transiting the strait, which connects the Arabian Sea and the Persian Gulf, Iranian Revolutionary Guards conducted a live-fire exercise right near the U.S. carrier Saturday, officials said.
A U.S. military official said an Iranian navy fast and short attack craft began conducting a live-fire exercise at the same time the carrier was nearing the end of the strait, firing off several unguided rockets. A French frigate, the U.S. destroyer USS Buckley and other commercial traffic were also in the area. Continue reading →
The issue here is not the missile batteries in Iraq itself, but Iran using them to show they will be permanent guests. Through the Obama administration’s intentional complacency that buys Iran time, they will be able to cement their stranglehold on Iraq. The Persian nation has already claimed to have taken over four nations in the region, some of which are key to the world economy, and after having an Iranian influened Iraqi government kick the U.S. out, will possess the ability to stage an attack on Israel from a much closer distance.
Iran deployed missile and rocket batteries in Iraq to help in the fight against the Islamic State in that country, Israel Hayomreports.
While the White House insists it is not cooperating with Iran in fighting Islamic State, The New York Times reported Tuesday night that Iran has deployed missile and rocket batteries to Iraq to help Iraqi government forces recapture Tikrit from the Islamist terrorist group.