BREAKING NEWS! Iranian warships approaching U.S.

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US warship deployments to the Persian Gulf have been a source of tensions with Iran.

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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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Lol. No offense but US coast guard will beat them easily. They don't have to bother US navy.

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also.nice looking ships!

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The whole Navy? Both ships?

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spurgeonryan said:

also.nice looking ships!

you know the top pic is the US ship right? the underneath one is the Iran "warship" I believe. I love their version of an aircraft carrier... Helicopter carrier.

Just to put that in line with US navy you got the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Nimitz_%28CVN-68%29 which is close to 1/3 of a kilometer long and yeah... you can land a helicopter on a square as wide as it's rotor blades are.

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Call me when China does this. Will be fun to watch >_>

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Iran had a navy?