USS Thunderbolt Fires Warning Shots At Iranian Vessel The Iranian vessel was within 150 yards of U.S. coastal patrol ship that was in international waters during a coalition exercise in the Persian Gulf.
WASHINGTON, July 25, 2017 — A U.S. coastal patrol ship participating in a coalition exercise in the Persian Gulf fired warning shots today after warning an Iranian naval vessel that was conducting what U.S. Central Command officials called "an unsafe and unprofessional interaction" in international waters.
The Iranian vessel approached within 150 yards of the coastal patrol ship USS Thunderbolt and did not respond to repeated attempts to establish radio communications as it approached, Centcom officials said.
TEHRAN – Photos of one of Iran's underground missile facilities operated by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) were broadcast for the world to see on Tuesday.
Approximately 3 months after the IRGC released photos of Iran's first underground city filled with numerous ballistic missiles. Today, Iran released photos of yet a second underground missile city, also stocked with numerous ballistic missiles. Among the ballistic missiles stored in these underground cities or silos are Iran's “Emad” Long Range Ballistic Missiles, (LRBM), already mounted on launch vehicles.
In 2015 the U.S. administration made a deal with Iran that began the process of lifting decade old sanctions. This deal included freeing $150 billion dollars of frozen assets. Knowing Iran's long desired ambitions for nuclear weapons, what are Iran's true intentions concerning these missiles?