Fake US ship spotted in Gulf is a movie set, Iranian media say

A replica of a US aircraft carrier spotted near the coast of Iran is nothing more sinister than a movie set, Iranian media said on Sunday.

Satellite photos showed what looked like one of the US Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carriers, complete with planes, rising from Iran’s Gachin shipyard, near the port of Bandar Abbas. Continue reading

Iran’s IRGC reports closely tracking U.S. Navy operations in Gulf

NICOSIA — Iran has reported the close tracking of the U.S. Navy in the Gulf.

A senior Iranian commander said the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has been following U.S. Navy patrols in the Gulf.

The commander said IRGC tracked an unidentified U.S. aircraft carrier at a distance of less than a kilometer.

“Units of IRGC’s 2nd Navy Command have recorded a 50-minute video of a U.S. aircraft carrier from a distance of 500 meters,” Rear Adm. Ali Razmjou, head of the command, said.

In an address in Bushehr on May 19, Razmjou provided few details of the U.S. aircraft carrier. This marked the second time in less than six months that Teheran reported close monitoring of vessels of the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet in the Gulf.

Full article: Iran’s IRGC reports closely tracking U.S. Navy operations in Gulf (World Tribune)