In what has already been a busy military year for America’s international foes, Iran is stepping up their naval weaponry game, according to reports of a torpedo test in the Strait of Hormuz.
Iran, who have been at odds with the United States for the better part of six decades, have continued to poke and prod the U.S. and her allies with rhetoric and reactionary posturing. The ill-advised and disastrous nuclear deal struck between the Persian nation and former U.S. President Barack Obama created a frightening dynamic in the fragile relationship; one where Iran suddenly had far more leverage than previously considered appropriate, given their hostile stance on most global issues.
Now, as Russia, Syria, and North Korea are all working to instigate the United States into military engagement, Iran refused to be left out of the conversation, and have tested a devastating new military device in an extremely strategic waterway.
“Iran test-fired a high-speed torpedo on Sunday, a senior U.S. defense official told Fox News, marking the latest provocative action from the Islamic Republic.
“The Hoot torpedo, which has a range of six miles, was fired in the Strait of Hormuz, where much of the world’s oil passes each day.
“It’s unclear if the torpedo test was successful.
“The test was carried out in Iranian territorial waters and did not break any international protocols, but the advances Iran is making with this powerful torpedo — which could travel at 250 miles per hour — has Pentagon officials worried.”
Iran’s military might has certainly been bolstered by Obama’s completely irrational and unwarranted nuclear deal, which has allowed the aggressive nation to bolster many different sectors of their technological landscape while doing very little to prevent Tehran from gaining access to nuclear weapons.
This latest weapons test could be extremely detrimental to the United States’ confidence in sending naval vessels through the globally important waters off the Middle Eastern coast. This strategic disadvantage could not come at a worse time for the highly active U.S. military, with threats on multiple fronts escalating by the hour.