The United States is hopeful they can reach a nuclear deal with Iran by the deadline, while the Iranians are boasting about their preparedness in taking down American aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf. An Iranian naval commander, Admiral Ali Fadavi, told the Fars News Agency in an exclusive interview that the Iranians can sink US carriers in less than a minute in training exercises.
As part of that training, Fadavi said they have built replicas of US warships, including a replica of a US carrier that is over 600 feet long, which is roughly two-thirds the size of the Nimitz supercarrier. Meanwhile, the day before Fars released the report, a US spokesperson said they think they can get the nuclear deal with Iran done by July 20.
“We can already see some areas of agreement or at least where there’s a path forward and been very clear about where there will be tougher negotiations ahead,” spokesperson Marie Harf was quoted in State Department press release as saying about the nuclear talks with Iran.
“But we do feel like we can start drafting and do feel like we can get this done by July 20th. We don’t know if we will, if we’ll all be able to, but we think we can.”
The juxtaposition of American optimism on reaching a deal securing Iran’s nuclear program as peaceful with Iran’s war games reinforces questions about Iran’s intentions. While it’s true that the US and others train for wars they never hope to fight, it sounds different when country the country boasting of their training also calls America the “great Satan.”
The US keeps insisting they won’t accept a bad nuclear deal with Iran, and they better stick to their guns. Because the Iranian guns are already practicing their fire on US warships, and that’s before Iran acquires a nuclear weapon.
(By Joshua Spurlock, www.themideastupdate.com, May 7, 2014)