Iran TerrorismUS Navy Restrains and Iran Regime Is Emboldened for...

US Navy Restrains and Iran Regime Is Emboldened for More Aggression

-

Iran Focus

London, 17 Nov – Iran is impeding the freedom of movement of the US Navy in the Persian Gulf and in the Red Sea.

The lack of pushback from the USA in this matter has led to Iran exhibiting more violent behaviour towards their navy.

On December 26, 2015, an Iranian ship fired “multiple unguided rockets”  near to the aircraft carrier USS Truman. Shortly after, Iran seized two US Navy riverine crafts and captured 10 sailors; holding them at gunpoint.

Since then, Iranian vessels have threatened US ships on 30 different occasions.

This does not even include the attacks on American ships from the Iranian-armed Houthi rebels in Yemen; they fired upon the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason last month.

The US has been incredibly restrained, often allowing Iranian ships to get too close or even fire upon them before firing so much as a warning shot.

In an op-ed for Breaking Defense, Kirkland Donald, a former director of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, and John Bird, a former commander of the 7th Fleet, wrote: “While such restraint might appear prudent, in fact, it only emboldens all aggressors toward more reckless behaviour, establishes a dangerous precedent of unresponsiveness and undermines U.S. credibility.”

They warn that this shows American weakness on the global stage to countries like Russia, China, and North Korea, who may wish to challenge the US.

They wrote: “It is no coincidence that China is now trying to muscle U.S. ships out of the South China Sea by militarizing reefs and declaring a new zone of control.”

Latest news

Iran’s Youths Broke the Spell of Fear

One of the main characteristics of the recent protests in Iran is the courage and fearlessness of the people,...

Iran Is on the Brink of a Revolution

The wall of fear has been broken. In many cities across Iran, women are taking to the streets, leading...

Iran’s Regime Claims To Fill Global Energy Gap Despite Crippled Petroleum Sector

In recent weeks, the Iranian regime’s officials have been constantly exaggerating their huge capacity in oil and gas reserves...

What Is Happening in Iran?

Following the brutal killing of Masha Amini, the Iranian people have once again united to fight and defeat the...

Iran Regime’s Ministry of Culture’s Decision To Eliminate Children’s Intellectual Centers

With the so-called ‘Cultural Revolution’ which took place between 1980 and 1983, the Iranian regime tried to purge the...

Water Shortage Crisis and the Destruction of Iran’s Water Resources

Iran is currently suffering from a number of dangerous natural disasters. One of the most worrying is the drying...

Must read

A Frustrated Attempt to Whitewash Terrorist Mullahs in Iran

By Pooya Stone Mr. Struan Stevenson former MEP and...

US lawmakers seek Iran sanctions disclosures

AFP: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should reveal...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you