Iran Touts “Secret Weapons” Able To “Sink US Warships” In Reaction To Troop Deployment

Saturday, May 25, 2019
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
Sat, 05/25/2019

Iranian leaders have reacted to Friday’s US announcement for a planned new deployment of 1,500 troops to the Middle East to monitor threats from Iran after the Pentagon specifically blamed Tehran for ordering attacks on a Saudi oil pipeline and four tankers near the Strait of Hormuz — an order which US officials said came from “the highest level”.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday slammed the new deployment as “extremely dangerous… for international peace,” according to state news agency IRNA . “Increased U.S. presence in our region is extremely dangerous and it threatens international peace and security, and this should be addressed,” Zarif said.

And separately a top Iranian military general touted “secret weapons” that are capable of sinking US warships in the Persian Gulf.

According to Reuters, citing the semi-official news agency Mizan, General Morteza Qorbani, an adviser to Iran’s military command, issued the following threat:

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.

Currently the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group is operational in the region, along with B-52 bombers out of Qatar, and patriot missile batteries.

Other than Iran’s arsenal of long-range ballistic missiles, underwater drone capabilities, and most notably recent claims of a domestic built stealth destroyer and a fleet of small stealth submarines, it is unclear what these “new secret weapons” could be, if they exist at all.

Last December Iran unveiled its first stealth destroyer in a televised ceremony wherein the warship was launched into operation in the Persian Gulf at a moment when tensions with the US were ratcheting up over new rounds of sanctions.

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