Iran Starts Gulf War Games, To Test Submarine-Launched Missiles

Iran on Friday began large-scale naval drills at the mouth of the Gulf, which will feature its first submarine cruise missile launches, state media reported, at a time of rising tensions with the United States. More than 100 vessels were taking part in the three-day war games in a vast area stretching from the Strait of Hormuz to the Indian Ocean, the state news agency IRNA reported. “The exercise will cover confronting a range of threats, testing weapons, and evaluating the readiness of equipment and personnel,” navy commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, said in remarks carried by state television.State media said Iran would be testing its new domestically built Fateh (Conqueror) submarine which is armed with cruise missiles and was launched last week. Iranian officials in the past have threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz, a major oil shipping route, in retaliation for any hostile U.S. action, including attempts to halt Iranian oil exports through sanctions.

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I don't think this has a happy ending...

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Can't wait to see the "dramatic" video of this...

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Maybe they can accidentally sink a ship and make me good money (long on oil right now).  

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Things will only get worse under sanctions, but China, India, and other countries are still defiantly buying oil from regime...

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Will their submarines be powered by human powered bike pedals? Next step US be re-flagging oil tankers and daring Iran to attack like in the 80s.

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