Iran able to sink US warships 'in 50 seconds'

Iran has been practising blowing up replica US vessels.

Iran able to sink US warships 'in 50 seconds'

World Bulletin / News Desk

A senior Iranian admiral has claimed that his country is recreating US warships to practise blowing them up.

"We have been making and sinking replicas of US destroyers, frigates and warships for many years," Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps commander Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi told Fars news agency.

"We practise the same drills on replica aircraft carriers because sinking and destroying US warships has, is and will be on our agenda," he added.

Claiming that Iran now has a good understanding of the "design, construction and structure of the US warships," he said that it was possible to sink the vessels in just 50 seconds.

Satellite pictures published by CNN last month showed Iran building a Nimitz-class (CVN 68) aircraft carrier along with US-style aircraft, but Iran orignally claimed it was for a film set.

The US dismissed fears, saying that it did not believe Iran has the ability to replicate its vessels. 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 07 Mayıs 2014, 17:07