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>> Iran's navy has announced that it will deploy several warships to the Atlantic Ocean, moving its presence closer to the United States in a show of force. It will include this vessel called the Sahand, a recent addition to the fleet that they say has stealth capabilities. The ship's destination is likely Venezuela, an ally of Iran.
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Last month, an Iranian admiral said, the Navy was planning a mission there. But this is not the first time Iran has announced plans to move into the Atlantic. Tehran made a similar declaration in 2017, and it's thought no ships were ever actually deployed. An expedition in 2014 was also cancelled due to what they said was a change in schedule.
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Although this also happened while the Obama Administration was negotiating what would later become the 2015 Nuclear Agreement. The agreement the Trump White House pulled out of.>> We are operating in the Northern Arabian Gulf.>> Iran's navy normally operates in the gulf, where it sees the US Navy's presence as a territorial threat.
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The two navies routinely end up in confrontations with each other.
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an has also threatened to block oil shipments in the gulf in response to US sanctions.