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Iran's Naval Power Growing, Experts Warn

Analysts point to threat to US ships in Persian Gulf

(Newser) - With a host of new boats, submarines, and anti-ship missiles, Iran's navy is quickly gaining power—and that could pose a serious threat to US ships in the Persian Gulf, analysts tell the Washington Post . American Navy officials believe the US would come out on top in any showdown,... More »

Iran Blockade Could Send Oil Up 50%

But international forces would win the ensuing conflict

(Newser) - If Iran ever really closed off the Strait of Hormuz—as it threatened to last week —oil prices could spike more than 50% in a matter of days, analysts tell the New York Times , with even a partial closure likely resulting in a $50-per-barrel increase. “You would get... More »

Iran to US Aircraft Carrier: Don't Return to Gulf

Army chief says action will be taken if warning not heeded

(Newser) - Tension continues to build between Iran and the US, with Iran's army chief warning today that Tehran will take action if a US aircraft carrier returns to the Persian Gulf. The carrier was spotted there last week during Iran's 10 days of naval exercises , but left for the... More »

Iran: We Fired New Missile, Produced Nuclear Fuel Rod

Country announces two breakthroughs

(Newser) - A weekend of nuclear breakthroughs for Iran? A state news agency claims today that the country performed a successful test of a medium-range ground-to-air missile, one day after the country announced that it had produced its first nuclear fuel rod. The missile test took place during 10 days of naval... More »

Iran Films US Aircraft Carrier

And warns it not to come closer

(Newser) - Iran's chest-thumping continues: An Iranian surveillance plane spotted and recorded footage of a US aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf as part of its current Navy drill in the Strait of Hormuz, Iran's state-run news agency said today. It quoted the top admiral in Iran's navy as... More »

Iran: Our Navy Will Patrol Off US East Coast

'Arrogant' US to get a taste of its own medicine, admiral says

(Newser) - American ships patrol close to Iranian coasts, so the Iranians are going to send their own warships to patrol near the waters of one of the world's most "arrogant" powers, vows the head of Iran's navy. Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, speaking at a ceremony marking the anniversary... More »

Iran Flexes Muscle, Sends Submarines to Red Sea

It's first time vessels have been sent to distant waters

(Newser) - Iran has sent submarines to the Red Sea in the first such deployment by the country's navy in distant waters, a semi-official news agency reported today. The deployment reflects Iran's efforts to show off its naval power. The Fars news agency said the submarines would collect data in... More »

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