Iran has in parallel held with the arrival of a U.S. aircraft carrier in a military maneuver in the Persian Gulf. The Exercises media reports indicate that the ground of the revolutionary guards (IRGC), as well as helicopters and drones part of the troops.

the maneuvers of the revolutionary guards in the vicinity of the Strait of Hormuz are explosive. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has threatened twice with a Blockade of Oil export routes, the US should block in the course of their Iran-sanctions oil Exports from the country. Almost a third of global oil Exports is shipped through the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf.

“Crushing response”

the maneuver is to be rockets have been tested. According to the Iranian state broadcaster IRIB was the testing of short-haul, according to Fars news Agency, but medium-range missiles. In the IRIB report no recordings of Tests with medium-range missiles, however, were to see.

The revolutionary guard practiced on the island of Gheschm at the entrance to the Gulf. These Exercises would lead to the enemies, hopefully before the eyes, “how destructive our response to any action from them would be,” – quoted by the official news Agency Irna, the head of the revolutionary guards, General Mohammad Ali Dschafari.

US destroyer in the Persian Gulf

The island is located directly in front of the Iranian mainland and near the strategically important Strait of Hormuz. This narrow sea, the U.S. aircraft carrier “USS John C. Stennis had to happen” on its journey in the Persian Gulf.

The U.S. aircraft carrier was retracted on Friday in the Gulf. He was shaded from the speedboats of the revolutionary guards. According to a spokeswoman for the U.S. Navy fired quickly, also rockets are not boats, but in the direction of the U.S. ships. This was done in the framework of the manoeuvre, said the spokeswoman.

“economic terrorism”

U.S. President Donald Trump had cancelled the nuclear deal with Iran in 2015 in may and had imposed at the beginning of August and the beginning of November the new sanctions. The goal of the US President is to reduce the Iranian oil Exports to Zero.

The other signatory States, Germany, France, great Britain, Russia and China, but strive to save the nuclear deal and the trade to continue. The renewed economic sanctions have thrown Iran in a financial crisis. The national currency has lost more than 60 percent of their value.

Rouhani had criticized Trump for his sanctions policy repeated sharply. “After the exit from the nuclear deal imposed sanctions are economic terrorism,” said Rouhani at a conference against terrorism in Tehran. Trump was “top of the world” in violation of international agreements.

At the same time, Rohani warned the Europeans of the consequences of the sanctions. If the ability of his country to be limited to combat drugs and terrorism, the threat of Western countries, a “flood of drugs, asylum seekers, bombs, and terrorism”.


Sam Yoon has many years of experiences in journalism. He has covered such areas as information technology, science, sports and politics. Yoon can be reached at 82-2-6956-6698.