The U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet is based across the Persian Gulf from Iran in Bahrain and the Pentagon said there had been 14 "unsafe" and/or "unprofessional" encounters between the U.S. and Iranian militaries during 2017.
(Iran)— [BreakingIsraelNews.com] If the commander of the Iranian navy has his way, people in Florida and Texas may soon be greeted by the chilling sight of Iranian warships off their coasts. (Screengrab: Iranian Revolutionary Guard Navy boats speeding towards the USS Nitze, August 23, 2016/via BIN)
Last week, in his first official press conference as commander of Iran's navy, Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi was quoted by Iran's semi-official Tasnim News Agency as saying that he plans to deploy ships to the Gulf of Mexico.
"Our fleet of warships will be sent to the Atlantic Ocean in the near future and will visit one of the friendly states in South America and the Gulf of Mexico," Khanzadi said. Iran has several allies in South and Central America, most notably Venezuela, which is not an ally of the U.S.
At the same time, he announced plans to upgrade the Iranian fleet using advanced technology to improve and add to their submarines, surface vessels, and helicopters.
Click here to continue reading.