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In the USA: Iranian boats tried to surround the nuclear submarine USS Georgia in the Strait of Hormuz

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American media write about the "incident" in the Strait of Hormuz. Columnist David Ax for Forbes publishes an article reporting that Iranian speedboats were "trying to surround" the USS Georgia. It is an Ohio-class nuclear powered submarine of the US Navy with Tomahawk missiles on board.


American sources, citing the press service of the country's naval forces, report that the coastal zone patrol ship accompanying the nuclear submarine "was forced to fire warning shots." After that, the boats, which belong to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, departed from USS Georgia.

This is the third incident involving ships (boats) of the IRGC and the United States in the past few weeks.

According to the latest reports, 13 Iranian speedboats armed with heavy machine guns and rocket launchers were approaching the Georgia submarine. At that moment, the American nuclear submarine was making the transition to the Persian Gulf through the Strait of Hormuz, being on the surface. In the American press, the Strait of Hormuz is called "an ideal place for an Iranian ambush, from where the IRGC boats can attack almost any ships and ships."

As it turns out, six more American ships and boats, including the cruiser USS Monterey and the patrol ships USS Thunderbolt and USS Squall, passed through this strait along with the submarine Georgia.

US Defense Spokesman John Kirby:

Iranian boats carried out unsafe and unprofessional maneuvers and did not properly comply with the safety rules of navigation, which posed a threat to US warships.

Apparently, the passage of 6 ships and a nuclear submarine with cruise missiles of the US Navy in the immediate vicinity of the coast of Iran Kirby does not consider a threat to the Iranian side.
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 11 May 2021 08: 13
    +2
    And what ... does this fish in the Persian Gulf want?
    Did you get into the trap?
    Or is it spinning at the entrance to the bay?
    In fact, there are more than a hundred Axes on it ...
    1. Crimean partisan 1974
      Crimean partisan 1974 11 May 2021 08: 21
      +3
      And what ... does this fish in the Persian Gulf want?
      ... and what is incomprehensible ... for intimidation ... and the Persians showed that if the axes move peacefully at subsonic speed towards the targets, then the carrier will be captured and .... sorry mats cannot be printed
    2. bayard
      bayard 11 May 2021 09: 57
      +1
      Quote: Victor_B
      And what ... does this fish in the Persian Gulf want?

      This is the second time it has been discovered and annihilated. This time she apparently was already walking back.
    3. Lionnvrsk
      Lionnvrsk 11 May 2021 12: 40
      +1
      Quote: Victor_B
      And what ... does this fish in the Persian Gulf want?

      Probably spreading democracy! yes
  2. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 11 May 2021 08: 17
    +11
    Apparently, the passage of 6 ships and a nuclear submarine with cruise missiles of the US Navy in the immediate vicinity of the coast of Iran Kirby does not consider a threat to the Iranian side.

    And what should the Iranians consider when an unfriendly US fleet appeared at their borders. They didn’t come with friendly intentions. It’s time for the states to understand that the presence of their fleet off the coast of other countries is perceived as hostile and threatening.
    1. aleks neym_2
      aleks neym_2 11 May 2021 09: 42
      +3
      How, then: a stranger runs with an ax near your guard, and you have to pretend that you don't see him? It won't take long to get it in the head.
  3. Doccor18
    Doccor18 11 May 2021 08: 21
    +6
    At that moment, the American nuclear submarine was making the transition to the Persian Gulf through the Strait of Hormuz, being on the surface.

    And what's on the surface? Since there have been incidents before ...
    along with the submarine Georgia, six more American ships and boats passed through this strait, including the cruiser USS Monterey and the patrol ships USS Thunderbolt and USS Squall.
    Or a US squadron off the coast of Iran is the norm, and the approach of Iranian boats is
    an incident involving ships (boats) of the IRGC ...

    Everything is as always ... "the triumph of democracy" ...
    1. Crimean partisan 1974
      Crimean partisan 1974 11 May 2021 08: 38
      +4
      , and the approach of Iranian boats is
      ........ even the Persians were crushed ... that was the case with the frigate URO Stark in 1989 ... they did not stand on ceremony there ... they were shitting and that's all ... another thing is the finished French exosets the case was not completed
      1. Doccor18
        Doccor18 11 May 2021 08: 51
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        Quote: Crimean partisan 1974
        even the Persians crushed ... that was the case ... they did not stand on ceremony ... shmalnuli and that's it ...
        now politics rules in a different way ... slogans sound harsh, but the plans of the Persian elite are completely different - to remove all sanctions from their country, trade without restrictions, etc. Therefore, the boats will circle around the submarine, showing "formidable intentions", but they will not attack ...
      2. Avior
        Avior 11 May 2021 09: 36
        +2
        that was the case with the frigate URO Stark in 1989

        it was 1987.
        The Americans drew conclusions - a year later, an Iranian airliner that took off from a joint military-civil airfield and heading for an American cruiser and did not respond to inquiries was simply shot down in order to avoid a repeat of the Stark incident.
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 11 May 2021 09: 47
          +3
          Quote: Avior
          heading for an American cruiser and not responding to inquiries, they were simply shot down to avoid a repeat of the Stark incident.

          Lusha "Starks" would walk on their own waters, and not wander around the world, escalating the situation, and the whole world would be calmer.
          1. Avior
            Avior 11 May 2021 10: 10
            -1
            In the course of a serious war among themselves, the Iranians and the Iraqis actively sank ships of other countries, such as three tankers donated by the USSR to Kuwait, and others sunk and fired at them as well.
            Therefore, Stark was there and was on patrol outside the formal war zone. So there, even without Stark, everything was pumped to the limit.
            hi
  4. Boris55
    Boris55 11 May 2021 08: 35
    +1
    Iranian boats tried to surround a nuclear submarine


  5. mojohed2012
    mojohed2012 11 May 2021 08: 48
    0
    Recently, one submarine sank somehow by accident ... (Indonesian). So, is Asashaevskaya conspired? Anything can happen too. And allah himself ordered the Israelite - from the point of view of the Iranians!
  6. cniza
    cniza 11 May 2021 09: 01
    +4
    Apparently, the passage of 6 ships and a nuclear submarine with cruise missiles of the US Navy in the immediate vicinity of the coast of Iran Kirby does not consider a threat to the Iranian side.


    The USA is asking for a big war and they themselves are afraid of it ...
  7. Aleksandr97
    Aleksandr97 11 May 2021 09: 30
    +3
    The strait is 195 kilometers long, and the narrowest part of the strait is about 54 kilometers wide. The depth reaches 229 meters. In a strait of strategic importance, Iranian military speedboats play a strategic role no less than an Ohio-class submarine.
  8. aszzz888
    aszzz888 11 May 2021 09: 52
    -1
    .
    As it turns out, along with the Georgia submarine, six more American ships and boats passed through this strait, including the cruiser USS Monterey and the patrol ships USS Thunderbolt and USS Squall.
    Merikatos, like a lousy stray, is kicked by all and sundry! laughing
  9. NF68
    NF68 11 May 2021 15: 49
    0
    Did you have to install the networks?
  10. Just a Traveler
    Just a Traveler 12 May 2021 17: 18
    0
    The Americans went to their base of the US 5th Fleet in Bahrain.
    In the Persian Gulf, all countries, with the exception of Iran, provide their territories for US bases. Everyone there understands the alignment, so the story is completely ordinary for those places ...