07 May 2014

Iran admiral: U.S. carriers in Gulf an 'easy target' | RallyPoint.com

Military News - Iran admiral: U.S. carriers in Gulf an 'easy target'

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By Ali Akbar Dareini
Copyright: The Associated Press

TEHRAN, IRAN — Iran will target American aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf should a war between the two countries ever break out, the naval chief of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard warned Tuesday as the country completes work on a large-scale mock-up of a U.S. carrier.

The remarks by Adm. Ali Fadavi, who heads the hard-line Guard’s naval forces, were a marked contrast to moderate President Hassan Rouhani’s recent outreach policies toward the West — a reminder of the competing viewpoints that exist at the highest levels within the Islamic Republic.

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