Over the course of the past year, it seems that a great many of America’s old enemies are finding new ways to antagonize our nation.
Obviously, North Korea has been the focus of much of this animosity in recent weeks. The hermit kingdom has not only spent an inordinate amount of time harassing the United States via incredibly strongly worded threats, but have also enhanced their nuclear capabilities accordingly, drawing ire from the international community.
Now it seems that Iran is looking to jump on the America-provoking bandwagon as President Donald Trump continues to mull a repeal of the Obama-era deal that allowed the rogue nation to develop nuclear “power” as a caveat to not producing atomic weapons – something that very few can confirm is the case at this point.
Fears of a New Cold War between the U.S. and Iran have been running rampant as this tension rises, and a bizarre move by the Iranian navy has many national security experts concerned.
“Iranian warships are set to leave the waters of the Persian Gulf to sail across the world and tour another gulf—the one that lies between the U.S. and Mexico.
“At a time when Iran is looking to expand and modernize its military in the face of what is seen as a growing U.S. threat, its newly appointed navy commander, Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, held his first press conference Wednesday, announcing that a fleet of Iranian ships would soon depart for the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico en route to visits to a number of South American countries, Iran’s semiofficial Tasnim News Agency reported. The move is reportedly part of a push to project Iran’s military on a more global scale and establish international ties as President Donald Trump and his allies, including Israel and Saudi Arabia, seek to isolate the revolutionary Shiite Muslim power.
“’Sailing in open waters between Europe and Americas should be the navy’s goal, which will be realized in the near future,’ Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, who served as navy chief for 10 years before being assigned by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to deputy coordinator of the army, said earlier this month at his successor’s ceremony, according to the Tasnim News Agency and translated by Caspian News.”
Iran’s increasingly hostile tone toward the United States has been largely overshadowed by international threats from both Russia and North Korea, but there is no reason to believe that the Persian nation is any less serious about their intentions – whatever those may be.