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Amid US tension, Iran builds fake aircraft carrier to attack

 

Last updated 6/11/2020 at 5:36pm

In this Sunday, June 7, 2020, satellite photo provided by Maxar Technologies, a fake aircraft carrier is seen off the coast of Bandar Abbas, Iran. AP photo/Satellite image 2020 Maxar Technologies

Jon Gambrell

The Associated Press

As tensions remain high between Iran and the U.S., the Islamic Republic appears to have constructed a new mock-up of an aircraft carrier off its southern coast for potential live-fire drills.

The faux foe, seen in satellite photographs obtained Tuesday, June 9, by The Associated Press, resembles the Nimitz-class carriers that the U.S. Navy routinely sails into the Persian Gulf from the Strait of Hormuz, its narrow mouth where 20% of all the world's oil passes through.

While not yet acknowledged by Iranian officials, the replica's appearance in the port ci...



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