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Iran Threatens to Target US Warships With 'Secret Weapons'

Iran Threatens to Target US Warships With 'Secret Weapons'

Saturday, 25 May, 2019 - 08:45
US warship via AP
Asharq Al-Awsat

A senior Iranian military official said Iran can sink US warships sent to the Gulf region using missiles and “secret weapons,” semi-official news agency Mizan reported on Saturday.

General Morteza Qorbani, an adviser to Iran’s military command, has threatened the US with targeting its warships.

“America.. is sending two warships to the region. If they commit the slightest stupidity, we will send these ships to the bottom of the sea along with their crew and planes using two missiles or two new secret weapons,” Qorbani stressed.

Washington on Friday announced the deployment of 1,500 troops to the Middle East, describing it as an effort to bolster defenses against Iran, Reuters reported.

Western experts say Iran often exaggerates its weapons capabilities, although there are concerns about its missile program and particularly its long-range ballistic missiles.

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