Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps conducts naval parade in Persian Gulf
A group of naval assets of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps carried out a naval parade in the Persian Gulf on 9 January, amid high tensions in the region.
The naval parade was conducted near Iran's Farsi Island, where, in January 2016, Iranian forces captured two U.S. navy ships and 10 crew members for less than a day.
Numerous vessels engaged in the manoeuvre in the video shared by state TV. Iranian state TV said there were hundreds of boats involved.
The USS Georgia nuclear-powered Ohio-class guided-missile submarine, together with the USS Port Royal and USS Philippine Sea guided-missile cruisers, entered the Gulf two weeks ago and the Pentagon directed the Nimitz Carrier Strike group to begin its deployment in the area. Iran is completely aware that Iran's Swarm Attack idea is seen as a significant challenge to the assets of the US Navy.
In addition, Iran seized a South Korean oil tanker and its Gulf crew, which it proceeded to keep at an Iranian port last week, just as it had seized and held a British-flagged oil tanker for months after one of its tankers was held off Gibraltar.
Iran conducts regular military exercises in the waters of the Gulf and elsewhere in the nation that it believes are meant to boost the readiness of its armed forces. Iran conducted a major drone-only drill organized around different points in the country earlier on Tuesday.
Maritime Business World