Iran’s Navy Takes A Dip

This past Wednesday, Iran’s largest warship sank in the Gulf of Oman after catching fire. This is just the most recent in a series of mysterious explosions and fires that have ravaged Iran the past few weeks.

As reported by the Washing Post, the fire started “under unclear circumstances” at around 2:25 in the morning where fire fighting crews fought for over 20 hours before failing and seeing the nearly 680-foot Kharg sink below the waves. The ship had been used as a resupply ship for a group of other ships, conducting training exercises, and had been in the fleet on active duty for more than forty years.

As reported by the Jerusalem Post:

The vessel left for training at sea several days ago. It caught fire for some reason when a “system” failed on board. The Kharg suffered devastating damage despite Iran’s best efforts to send military personnel to fight the fire.  It comes a day after an Iranian aircraft crashed and two elite pilots died. … This appears to be a major setback for Iran. Iran has recently tried to increase its naval footprint, acquiring new ships and sending ships to the Red Sea and to Venezuela.  

This event hit news outlets just as the Biden administration is starting its talks with Iran, which is currently the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, to go back to the table about the very controversial Iran Nuclear Deal.

Coincidently, it also pops up just after Israel was viciously attacked by Palestinian terrorists this past month who saw to the launching of over 4,300 rockets into Israel. A major group of terrorists in Gaza thanks Iran publically for its supplying of the weapons used in the outrageous assault on Israel.

Expert analysts have stated that we should be cautious and that the ship may have not been attacked and that Iran had a history that ran long with naval mishaps, up to and including firing upon one of their own ships.

in the wake of this past month’s ceasefire between Palestinian terrorist organizations and Israel, a large number of explosions and fires have been popping up around Iranian petrochemical plants.

“One person was killed and two others were injured in an explosion and fire at a petrochemical plant in Asaluyeh in southern Iran along the coast of the Persian Gulf … in the third such incident in the past four days” stated The Jerusalem Post this past week. “Earlier this week incidents were reported at petrochemical plants at the Kangan Petro Refining Co. (KPRC) and in Shahin Shahr.”

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