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August 05, 2020

Iran Attempts Propaganda Stunt By Attacking Fake US Warship;
They Accidentally Sink the Ship and Block Entry To Their Main Naval Port

So their ships can't get out of the harbor or get back in.

The "replica" aircraft carrier was intended to be "symbolically" sunk as part of a symbolic victory over the US.

But they really sunk it and now it's blocking their main naval harbor.

IRAN'S replica US aircraft carrier has sunk by itself and blocked one of its most important naval ports.

In an embarrassing blow to the Iranian regime, the mock-up has been sinking and risks causing a shipping hazard in the approach to the harbour of Bandar Abbas.

Last week Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard simulated attacks on a replica US aircraft carrier with the aim of "symbolically sinking" it, so it can be reused.

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In a propaganda coup, Iranian state television reported the exercise last Tuesday, which is aimed at threatening the US amid growing tensions with Washington.

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But it seems Iran has ended up being its own worst enemy after its replica carrier sunk by its own accord -- and now risks bottling up the Iranian navy.

The ship sunk in shallow water -- 45 feet deep -- and its top sometimes peaks above the water.

Iran needs to salvage the ship just to unblock the harbor -- but they have almost no salvage capability.



By the way, the "replica aircraft supercarrier" was of course much, much smaller than the US ship it was supposed to represent.

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