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Friday, January 15, 2016

Iran had missiles locked on US warships, ready to fire

Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said on Wednesday, shortly after Iran released ten US sailors it had captured the day before after they strayed into Iranian waters due to a technical malfunction, that his forces were ready to blow US warships out of the water.

Fadavi, of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) navy, warned that his forces were "awaiting orders" to shoot their coast-to-sea missiles at the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier, which together with a French aircraft carrier and additional warships was maneuvering near Iranian waters, uncertain over the fate of the captive sailors.

"The USS Truman Aircraft carrier showed unprofessional moves for 40 minutes after the detention of the trespassers, while we were highly prepared with our coast-to-sea missiles, missile-launching speedboats and our numerous capabilities" and were ready to strike, Fadavi said according to the semi-official Fars News Agency. (READ MORE)