Iran threatens sending warships to U.S., Pentagon not really concerned

Posted: 09/29/2011 in all marine news

Mike Schuler – 

According to several reports this morning, Iran is threatening to send warships to the U.S. East Coast in a shocking threat to the United States.  The threats come as Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari spoke at a ceremony marking the 31st anniversary of the start of the Iran-Iraq War.

At the ceremony, Sayyari declared “Like the arrogant powers that are present near our marine borders, we will also have a power presence close to American marine borders.”

Iranian navy officials said their ships may go as far as the Gulf of Mexico, and Iran may seek to establish a direct military hotline with the U.S., according to reports from the Iranian press.

The Pentagon, however, does not seem to concerned, dismissing any claims that Iran can pull off an operation of this magnitude.

A report from the ArmyTimes quotes Pentagon spokesman George Little, “We’ll have to see what they do or don’t do after these statements… Whether they can truly project naval power is a question in itself.”

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