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US Naval Forces denies Eisenhower aircraft carrier was in Arabian Gulf

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File: The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower transits the Suez Canal, July 2012. (CC-BY Official US Navy Imagery/Flickr)
US Naval Forces Central Command spokesperson Chloe Morgan said in an email that the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, which Iran's IRGC claim it has monitored earlier, has not been in the Arabian Gulf since 2016.

Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard reportedly managed a surveillance flight over a US aircraft carrier, the semiofficial Tasnim news agency reported Saturday, Associated Press reported.

The report included footage apparently from a Guard drone that flew over the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and another US warship in the Arabian Gulf. The images show fighter planes parked on the carrier deck.

Tasnim did not say when the footage was shot.

The development comes after the US government earlier this month designated the Guard as a terrorist group to increase pressure on Iran and further isolate the country. Iran responded by labeling all US forces as terrorists.
Last Modified: Tuesday، 30 April 2019 12:09 AM
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