Posts Tagged ‘Persian Gulf’

CounterPsyOps

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A photo provided by the U.S. Navy, 5th Fleet and dated Aug. 29, 2012, shows USS Navy mine counter measure ships, from right to left, USS Dexrous and USS Sentry get in line to conduct an astern replenishment-at-sea. The United States and more than two dozen allies are gearing up for the largest naval exercises ever in the Middle East focused on countering the threat of anti-ship mines. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Toni Burton)

Adam Schreck, AP

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United States and more than two dozen allies are gearing up for the largest naval exercise ever in the Middle East focused on countering the threat of anti-ship mines. A wary Iran says it will be watching closely.

The maneuvers starting next week are the latest flexing of American military muscle in and around the Persian Gulf, even as Washington tries to convince ally Israel that diplomacy…

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CounterPsyOps

 

An Iranian lawmaker says the upcoming war games by the United States and 20 other countries near the Persian Gulf will not have the slightest impact on the power of the Islamic Republic since Iran is fully in command of the region.

“Holding the maneuver certainly aims to boost morale among Western powers and some of their agents in the region. They are fighting tooth and nail to display their power to the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Vahid Ahmadi said on Wednesday.

The US has announced that it would hold demining drills near the Persian Gulf in cooperation with 20 other countries on September 16-27.

On Wednesday, Navy Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Rear-Admiral Ali Fadavi warned that should the US attempt the folly of staging an act of aggression in the Persian Gulf, such military action will cost the lives of all the American…

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