Footage of the reported “foreign submarine” that entered the #Iran|ian Navy’s exercise area earlier today.
— Aurora Intel (@AuroraIntel) January 14, 2021
- Watch: US Nuclear Submarine Approaches Iranian Naval Drills, Standoff Ensues
by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
On Thursday Iran’s state media condemned the action of a “foreign” vessel which it said “intended to approach the naval drill” that Iranian forces are currently conducting in the Gulf of Oman.
Later Iranian state media published rare footage of a submarine in the vicinity of the two-day naval exercise, specifically in or near the Strait of Hormuz. The submarine is said to have departed soon after the incident following an Iranian Navy warning.
Though the US military has declined to comment, the AP is now reporting it appears to have been the USS Georgia nuclear submarine. “Helicopter footage of the exercise released by Iran’s navy showed what resembled an Ohio-class guided-missile submarine, the USS Georgia, which the U.S. Navy last month said had been sent to the Persian Gulf — a rare announcement aimed at underscoring American military might in the region,” according to the AP.
US Navy submarine USS Georgia (SSGN-729) filmed by Iranian forces near Strait of Hormuz, apparently today.
Am sharing ID as the video is out there and there's no doubt what/who it is. pic.twitter.com/WPQsue1Zkx
— H I Sutton (@CovertShores) January 14, 2021
A foreign submarine, apparently #American, intended to approach the Iranian Navy drill zone, but it was spotted and warned to leave the area. The war game zone of Iranian Navy covers the Makran coasts in southeast #Iran and the northern areas of the Indian Ocean. pic.twitter.com/8MLwEBa3fa
— Abas Aslani (@AbasAslani) January 14, 2021