ICBPS- Iran deputy speaker of Majlis – When we had a lack of technology to deal with the threats by the US and Israel, they were not able to do anything. However, the tables have turned and we have made significant technological achievements. In the last few years, we were able to steal US surveillance drones. We are now fully capable of hunting US atomic submarines using fishnets.
Iranian forces are capable of hunting down US nuclear submarines, and Tehran is not worried about recent US military moves in the Persian Gulf, the Deputy Speaker of Islamic Parliament has claimed.
“This is not the first time that these moves occurred in the region, and the Persian Gulf was never free of foreign presence.” The United States and Britain have set up military bases in the Persian Gulf, and wherever the two countries are present, it means that Israel has infiltrated.
The military bases in the Middle East are apparently allocated to Britain and the United States, but they are officially under the control of Israel, and naturally, “we do not recognize Israel as a state”, but part of the American identity in West Asia, so, we do not see it serious, the Islamic deputy speaker added.
The US Navy announced the arrival of a nuclear-powered submarine in the Persian Gulf on Monday, a rare show of strength as tensions with Iran continue to rise, The New York Post reported.
The guided-missile submarine USS Georgia entered the Persian Gulf on Monday in America’s latest deterrence mission against the Islamic Republic of Iran .
The submarine – which is armed with up to 154 Tomahawk cruise missiles and a dry deck shelter for Navy SEALs – was escorted by cruisers Port Royal and Philippine Sea.
It’s the first time in eight years the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet has publicly announced that one of its guided-missile submarines has transited the Strait of Hormuz and entered the Persian Gulf – and the maneuver follows recent flights of nuclear-capable Air Force bombers to the region.
The show of force by the U.S. military also comes one day after the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad was attacked by a barrage of rockets that caused “minor damage” to the sprawling diplomatic compound, but no was left injured, according to Fox News.
The move comes a day after the US embassy was attacked in Baghdad
It was the first rocket attack on the embassy since late last month and comes as the one-year anniversary of the U.S. killing of Iran’s IRGC general, Qasem Soleimani, looms. The rocket attacks are blamed on Iranian-backed proxy fighters inside Iraq.
Soleimani was killed minutes after arriving in Baghdad by an American drone orbiting over the airport on Jan. 3. Iran responded by launching ballistic missiles against U.S. forces inside Iraq days later.
On New Year’s Eve last year, an angry mob attacked the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, causing damage to the exterior, but no Americans were harmed. U.S. Marine Corps reinforcements arrived hours after the attack began to bolster security.
A Navy official tells Fox News the latest submarine and warship movements into the Persian Gulf were “long planned” as the anniversary of the killing of Soleimani approaches and not in response to yesterday’s embassy attack.
The aircraft carrier Nimitz remains on station outside the Persian Gulf in the Arabian Sea nearby.
In a strikingly similar move to the guided-missile submarine USS Georgia, the Israeli submarine reportedly crossed Suez Canal in ‘message’ to Iran. An Israeli submarine openly crossed the Suez Canal last week, in a show of force against Iran, The Times of Israel quoted the Kan public broadcaster on Monday night.
According to Arab intelligence confirming the reports, the IDF Navy submarine passed the Red Sea and was making its way towards the Persian Gulf.
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The move was approved by Egypt, according to the report, which cited Arab intelligence sources as the submarine allegedly surfaced and faced the Persian Gulf, which lies on the other side of Saudi Arabia.
“The move was meant to “send a message” to Tehran, especially Iran‘s supreme leader Ali Khamenei” intelligence sources said.
“Vessel said to have surfaced and faced the Persian Gulf, in show of force amid threats over killing of the nuclear scientist; in similar move, US sub crosses Straight of Hormuz,” TOI reported.
The tensions between Tel Aviv and Ayatollahs in Tehran have increased dramatically in the past decade, especially following the killing of Iran’s top Nuke Bomb Developer Mohsen Fakhrizadeh on November 27.
Shortly after the incident, Tehran vowed revenge on Israel, which the regime in Iran believes is behind the killing.
Iran has threatened to attack Israel since the killing of its top Nuke Bomb Developer. Israel, in turn, responded by raising the level of alertness in its diplomatic delegations abroad, Jpost reported.