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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.
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.
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.
The two navies routinely end up in confrontations with each other.
an has also threatened to block oil shipments in the gulf in response to US sanctions.