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American press: Iran sent a frigate and helicopter carrier to the coast of Venezuela, from where they can threaten the United States

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The US National Security Service and the US Navy command are monitoring Iranian ships "heading for Venezuela." The American press says that we are talking about a frigate and a "floating base" (helicopter carrier), into which the oil tanker was previously converted. Both of these ships are part of the Iranian Navy.


It is noted that the ships of the Iranian naval forces are moving along the eastern coast of the African contingent in a southerly direction.

From the material in the publication Politico:

Our sources, on condition of anonymity, report that Iran has sent its ships to the western hemisphere - to the coast of Venezuela, from where they can threaten the United States. We contacted the Iranian mission at the UN and representatives of the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry, but none of them began to comment on the Iranian ships' voyage.

The American press says that the ships of the Iranian Navy "are under close surveillance due to the fact that there is an unknown cargo on board."

Among the Iranian ships heading, according to the American media, to the shores of Venezuela are the Makran. This is indeed a former tanker, which is now being used for other purposes, primarily as a helicopter carrier. Its length is more than 230 m. At the same time, the United States declares that it can carry weapons and be used "for special operations and electronic warfare."

American press: Iran sent a frigate and helicopter carrier to the coast of Venezuela, from where they can threaten the United States


In the US press:

Iran can use this ship for jamming off the coast of the United States, where the activity of the American Air Force and Navy is high. This can pose a serious hazard.

Additionally, it is noted that there are several drones and 6 helicopters on board the Makran.
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  1. v.tochenn
    v.tochenn 31 May 2021 07: 51
    +13
    Panic and horror for any reason and without it. laughing
    1. Mitroha
      Mitroha 31 May 2021 07: 57
      +11
      where they can threaten the USA
      Well, yes, it is with such forces that everyone goes to the shores of America in order to threaten the United States.
      Shame, these American media.
      1. Egoza
        Egoza 31 May 2021 08: 01
        +9
        Quote: Mitroha
        Well, yes, it is with such forces that everyone goes to the shores of America in order to threaten the United States.

        For example, the United States can walk to the shores of other countries, but Iran cannot! Double standards, however. But it is also good that they are shaking from this one news. They got used to the fact that no one touches them behind a puddle, but no! You can also "touch" if you wish
      2. Revolver
        Revolver 31 May 2021 08: 42
        +4
        Quote: Mitroha
        Well, yes, it is with such forces that everyone goes to the shores of America in order to threaten the United States.

        In the sense of making fun?

        Quote: Mitroha
        Shame, these American media.

        I completely agree with you. Breeding grounds for liberalism, tolerance, and other ... erasty.
      3. mojohed2012
        mojohed2012 31 May 2021 09: 43
        +1
        And who will cover these 2 ships of Iran? The US can sink them easily and won't even make excuses. The submarine will sink them with torpedoes and then blame them on an accident, they say, Iranian missile-shells detonated on both ships at the same time ...
      4. Petro_tut
        Petro_tut 31 May 2021 12: 34
        0
        Shame, these American media.

        Where did you see the shame here? laughing
    2. Cananecat
      Cananecat 31 May 2021 08: 24
      -8
      Quote: v.tochenn
      Panic and terror

      The American hand will shake ... and the Iranian ships will sink off the American coast ... to which Iran will once again express its protest and launch rocket fire on a dump of household waste at an American military base ...
      1. Azimuth
        Azimuth 31 May 2021 09: 26
        -7
        What would you do in the place of Iran? Would you crawl with your bare heel on a checker, as in that joke?
        They reported that the Americans removed all of their own, struck and not even at the trash can, showed themselves, saved their face. Apparently, the Americans still have no reason to knock out a stool from under the ayatollahs, although they have been standing on it for a long time with a noose around their necks ... Plus Trump at whose time it happened, whether anyone likes him or not, but this is just a misunderstanding of American history.
    3. skif8013
      skif8013 31 May 2021 09: 04
      +3
      Quote: v.tochenn
      Panic and horror for any reason and without it. laughing

      When NATO, together with the United States, never for a moment stop flying and sailing along our borders. We don't panic like that. Either they are pissing in the USA, or their defense really sucks.
      1. Denis812
        Denis812 31 May 2021 09: 08
        +3
        unfortunately they are not used to it.
        We need to help by sending ships and planes more often.
        Of course, exclusively for peaceful purposes.
        For example, escorting migratory birds or studying the migration of blue whales.
        It seems to me that this research work is most conveniently carried out from frigates or bombers somewhere off the coast of the United States.
      2. Azimuth
        Azimuth 31 May 2021 09: 28
        0
        Well, I don’t know about you, but personally my children live in our country, I don’t have accounts and villas in the States, so, to put it mildly, this is VERY uncomfortable and worries me.
  2. Cat Alexandrovich
    Cat Alexandrovich 31 May 2021 07: 53
    +8
    They can threaten ... That means they may not threaten ... But will they? angry
    1. Denis812
      Denis812 31 May 2021 09: 02
      +3
      What are you, really!
      If it is Iran (or the Russian Federation or China or the DPRK), then of course they can and will threaten.
      And if these are ships from the countries of the light elves, then even by shooting a hundred tomahawks at you, they simply show you the way to great democracy.
      1. Crimean partisan 1974
        Crimean partisan 1974 31 May 2021 09: 43
        +2
        or RF or China or DPRK)
        ... but just neither the Russian Federation nor the DPRK is required to climb along the striped banks
  3. Cron
    Cron 31 May 2021 07: 56
    +1
    Missiles are being carried, they will arrange the 2nd Cuban Missile Crisis
  4. Denis812
    Denis812 31 May 2021 08: 01
    +9
    what a nightmare.
    Of course, the frigate and former tanker of the Iranian Navy is a huge threat to the security of the United States.
    They can US root lime.
    And this at a time when the peace-loving fifth fleet of the United States for half a century has simply been protecting the herring population in the Persian Gulf from poachers.
    How ashamed Iran is to behave this way!
    1. Revolver
      Revolver 31 May 2021 08: 40
      -3
      Quote: Denis812
      Of course, the frigate and former tanker of the Iranian Navy is a huge threat to the security of the United States.
      Well, of course! There is a great risk that the aircraft carrier will fight the destroyers over who should use such a smart training target. But when they sort it out among themselves, the lifetime of these "helicopter carrier" and the frigate will be equal to the flight time of either the Hornets or the Harpoons.
      1. Denis812
        Denis812 31 May 2021 09: 05
        -1
        really. It is not thought out by the hands of Iran. Islamic blinkering is immediately visible!
        1. Crimean partisan 1974
          Crimean partisan 1974 31 May 2021 09: 51
          -1
          It is not thought out by the hands of Iran.
          ....... and are you sure that in the acoustic noise created by the tanker and the frigate, the diesel-electric submarine division does not go under water .... this has already happened ... arthrin operation
      2. Crimean partisan 1974
        Crimean partisan 1974 31 May 2021 09: 38
        0
        , then the lifetime of these "helicopter carrier" and the frigate will be equal to the flight time of either the Hornets or the Harpoons.
        ... that's for sure ... roofing felts in the old days .. operation "Arthrina" ..
  5. Doccor18
    Doccor18 31 May 2021 08: 01
    +9
    Iran can use this ship for jamming off the coast of the United States, where the activity of the American Air Force and Navy is high. This can pose a serious hazard.

    Here it is!
    The Iranian Navy is "killing two birds with one stone": solving a certain problem off the coast of Venezuela and a great political effect - the demonstration of the flag. Not only US AUG "can come to Iran," but Iranian ships "can come to the United States" ...
  6. knn54
    knn54 31 May 2021 08: 02
    +2
    EVERYTHING to do with STABILITY in Venezuela threatens US INTERESTS.
    Even if the equipment for the refinery is being transported.
  7. Mouse
    Mouse 31 May 2021 08: 07
    +5
    "Are under close scrutiny due to the fact that there is an unknown cargo on board"

    Iran through the backyard of petroleum jelly you are lucky .... what are alarmed? wassat
  8. tTshka
    tTshka 31 May 2021 08: 46
    0
    "Psaki" will blurt out from the TV, saying that someone dreamed that "broads" were being transported ... and Iranian ships would sink in the blue sea wassat

    Of course, to scare a hedgehog with a bare booty, but ... a bell, on the other hand
  9. APASUS
    APASUS 31 May 2021 08: 57
    +1
    Now a petition will be submitted to the US Congress to increase the budget of the US Navy to overcome the threats of Iran. It is necessary to seize the moment. The Americans will now fill all the media with horror stories about the Iranian Navy.
  10. Prisoner
    Prisoner 31 May 2021 09: 00
    +2
    The frigate and helicopter carrier of Iran is a threat to the amerovskoy democracy. laughing Anxious, worried, etc. etc. A nation of fattening psychoanalysts and cerebralists. what As if they were foolish, in a panic, our ball did not break up.
  11. fif21
    fif21 31 May 2021 09: 09
    -1
    And what will they sing when the rockets explode in Washington? laughing
    1. Azimuth
      Azimuth 31 May 2021 09: 30
      +1
      The Iranians don't even have a chance for that. Because we see that the amers' warriors do not eat their bread for nothing, since even two worthless vessels are being watched so closely.
  12. Givi_49
    Givi_49 31 May 2021 09: 11
    0
    An event sufficient to increase the defense budget.
  13. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 31 May 2021 09: 25
    +2
    American journalists can only catch up with fear. I am waiting for the next report from the Americans: the Iranians are planning, with the help of their helicopters, to kidnap from the states washed by the Gulf of Mexico the color of the nation of "rainbow" LGBT and BLM representatives! At the same time, American journalists cannot say why Iran needs this. will do! laughing
  14. cniza
    cniza 31 May 2021 09: 39
    +2
    We contacted the Iranian mission at the UN and representatives of the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry, but none of them began to comment on the Iranian ships' voyage.


    Funny or pretending, and you call the President of Iran, maybe he will tell ... lol
  15. Decimalegio
    Decimalegio 31 May 2021 09: 55
    +1
    I don't understand one thing. How do they handle helicopters ??? I do not see elevators
    1. PSih2097
      PSih2097 31 May 2021 12: 46
      +1
      it's like about a gopher, you don't see him, but he is (well, or will appear soon) ... laughing
      information about Makran 441.
      In a video interview with Naval Commander Hossein Hanzadi, users of another site extrapolated from Farsi some points that make it clear that some work has not yet been completed.
      - current changes were made after 6 months
      - some anti-aircraft systems have already been installed, but others of the Gatling type will be introduced.
      - You can carry seven heavy helicopters.
      - Heliport 80 x 40 m
      - A helicopter hangar will be added.
      - The command center (?) Will be moved to the upper part of the hangar.
      - Drone support is only for jet-powered UAVs.
      - Telemedicine and telesurgery are available on the ship.
      - Makran-441 has good electronic warfare and information collection / transmission capabilities.
  16. Kostadinov
    Kostadinov 31 May 2021 14: 48
    0
    Quote: Nagan
    There is a great risk that the aircraft carrier will fight the destroyers over who should use such a smart training target. But when they sort it out among themselves, the lifetime of these "helicopter carrier" and the frigate will be equal to the flight time of either the Hornets or the Harpoons.

    In the meantime, the Harpoons are flying to the tanker and the frigate, they also need to fly at which of the much more luxurious targets they will launch their missiles and drones. And after this, American bases and ships in the Persian Gulf will also have to drink the love of indigenous peoples.
  17. isv000
    isv000 31 May 2021 15: 18
    +1
    Well, if one Russian ship in Hawaii made a noise, then two Persian ships will surely muddy the waters ... yes
  18. Synoid
    Synoid 31 May 2021 16: 45
    +1
    Well done Iranians, do not give a roll to relax not Israel not the United States.
  19. Ryaruav
    Ryaruav 31 May 2021 18: 29
    +1
    Americans have achieved what they can do what they want, declare what they want, and you know they achieved this not by concerns, but by protecting their interests up to the use of armed forces, so criticize them contact the UN only the strong rule the world