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US Aircraft Carrier Escorted Out of Gulf By Iran

The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) underway in the Atlantic Ocean during a strait transit exercise on 30 January 2019.
The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) underway in the Atlantic Ocean during a strait transit exercise on 30 January 2019. (Photo: U.S. Navy, Clint Davis)

New satellite images show a U.S. aircraft carrier being escorted by 20 small ships followed by the Iranian Navy as it left the Strait of Hormuz.

(By MEMO) Satellite images have been released showing a US Navy aircraft carrier being escorted away by Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) craft today, amid a year of heightened tensions in the Gulf waters.

The group of 20 small crafts reportedly surrounded and allegedly “harassed” the USS Abraham Lincoln, as well as the group of American ships it was leading including the guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf and the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut, during their transit through the Strait of Hormuz.

The incident took place last week, though the satellite images were revealed and circulated yesterday.

According to today’s status of the marine tracker, the current location of the USS Abraham Lincoln is in the Indian Ocean just beyond the Gulf and Strait of Hormuz. The USS Harry Truman, another US aircraft carrier, will be replacing it and is currently in the Mediterranean on its way to the Gulf.

The Iranian interference in US naval activity comes roughly three weeks after the USS Abraham Lincoln entered the waters around the Strait of Hormuz, which made headlines due to the volatile situation between Iran and the US and its allies in the Gulf.

It comes after this year’s summer in which tensions in the Gulf have risen dramatically, particularly following Iran’s seizing of European ships and oil tankers in the summer and its shooting down of a US drone in the area.

More recently, Iran has been thought by many to be behind the attack on a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Saudi Arabia’s south-west in September, which hit global oil supplies by five percent.

Much of the tension stems from the US withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and the re-imposition of sanctions on the country, which has resulted in a spiral of increasingly tense relations between the Islamic Republic and the US and EU.

In response, the US has deployed a further 3,000 of its troops to be stationed in Saudi Arabia to monitor the perceived Iranian threat.

The arrival of the USS Abraham Lincoln last month was seen as a reassurance of safety and stability to US allies in the Gulf and the trade which passes through the Strait of Hormuz. It was also part of the US 5th Fleet’s area of operations (AOO), which works to conduct naval operations and ensure security at certain strategic points in the region of the Middle East connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Pacific Ocean through the western part of the Indian Ocean.

These three strategic choke points that the 5th Fleet stations its ships and aircraft carriers at consist of the Strait of Hormuz, the Suez Canal, and the Strait of Bab Al-Mandeb.

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  1. Quenton Miles December 14, 2019

    “The Iranian interference in US naval activity” Your’e kidding me, right? US naval activity is being carried out in Iranian waters. The Iranians allow shipping through the gulf, but they really don’t have to. The US thinks it owns the whole fucking world, they really need to learn the meaning of the word humility. Perhaps Iran will teach them.

    1. Richard December 15, 2019

      Yeah that’s it quentin lol

    2. Bob January 5, 2020

      Quenton, you must be an 8th grader or close to one, you sound like it. The straight of Hormuz isn’t owned by Iran. The basin countries are Oman, Iran, United Arab Emirates. Study son, study!

  2. Larry N Stout December 14, 2019

    What “interference”?

  3. Mpr3967 December 15, 2019

    Lol! What is iran going to teach the us? Maybe they’ll teach other rogue nations how to get there military and infrastructure destroyed by the us military. How? By screwing with us lol! Those Iranian boats weren’t escorting shit they were following the us navy gets escorted by no country in international waters pure propaganda lmfao!

  4. Jimmy John December 15, 2019

    Quentin Miles . The US is the boot and Iran is a piss ant .

  5. Frank December 16, 2019

    Their people will soon topple their own gov tent

  6. Robert Frietzsche December 16, 2019

    Fuck Iran, the U.S. is the security of the World !!!

  7. Caleb December 16, 2019

    Lol let us go to war with Iran I’m done reading about it let’s show the world who’s on Top.

  8. TJ Klein December 16, 2019

    I who was born a caucasian US citizen, agree the United States has become a country of arrogance, selfishness, self-centered, lacking in humility or a true understanding in our equal importance here on this earth. However, it is not just the United states but every county on earth has because its selfish motives. We average citizens of the world are truly in significant trouble.

    1. Bob January 5, 2020

      Here’s a suggestion TJ, if America is so bad go live in Venezuela for a year. I promise you, you will return with a love for this country. BTW, what is an average citizen. That must be the one’s that still live with Mamma and Daddy in the basement, and plays video games all day!

  9. Robert Green December 17, 2019

    We average citizens,SERIOUSLY?? YOU people scare me, especially when I consider that you may actually have a Drivers licence! Don’t count me as participant in your rolling over and expising your belly! You wouldn’t even make a good dog.

  10. BB December 18, 2019

    Hey Quentin.. Remember when the USA isolated itself.. When we nearly let Britain fall? Pearl harbor ring any bells? Don’t be naive. Someone has to take the lead and everyone will be jealous or envious of it. As far as arrogance, I don’t believe it. More like the secure feeling you have when you are sitting in the top spot.

  11. bamdad niknafs December 22, 2019

    thank you Mr. Trump for giving in to the islamic regime ! the ordinary iranian can only expect more islamic Hell in the coming years thanks to your geopolitical wisdom !

    1. Bob January 5, 2020

      His geopolitical wisdom just wasted an Iranian General that planned and helped carry out terrorist attacks against America and it’s allies. Yes indeed he gave in to the Islamic regime, he make give them some more here in the near future!

  12. Michael Arch January 5, 2020

    All you fucking American pilgrims need to go back deep into the caves since you’ll showed your faces 6000 years now, the world has sickened. And you’ll still joke about it. We know trump did this for the Vatican and the Israeli Zionist. But of course you’ll think we are dumb to these truths. When the tide turns all you white Americans and your homoaexual black slaves will have no existence in the life after

  13. Taras Dalekorey January 6, 2020

    Trump is antiterrorist doing the right thing, he did what he said what he’s going to do and that is what he supposed to do. That’s what the president stands for.

  14. Leon January 6, 2020

    Michael Arch : Did you bother reading what you wrote before posting it? You make no sense and leave the impression that no one should take you seriously. I don’t and neither do other people who just think you are dumb and uneducated.

  15. Jerry Meyer January 11, 2020

    That’s what I think too Leon, Michael Arch went over the edge


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