Report: Iran's navy aims to put warships near US shores 'in the next few years'

Full story: The Washington Post

TEHRAN, Iran - The head of Iran's navy says the country aims to put its warships in international waters off the U.S. coast "in the next few years." The comments Tuesday from Admiral Habibollah Sayyari on state TV are part of Iran's response to Washington's beefed up naval presence in the Persian Gulf.
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“I know where you are,”

Since: Jun 08

Right here under my thumb

#2 Sep 4, 2012
LOL!!!

The folks in New York City are waiting for the first one.

Since: Sep 09

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#3 Sep 4, 2012
Let them, it is international waters after all....when the Iranian sailors decide to defect enmass and hijack the first destroyer to escape to the USA ....Iran will change their mind and call them back home.

“I'd rather be snowmobiling”

Since: Oct 07

8120'

#4 Sep 4, 2012
I'm sure our boys could use the target practice.

“Free Speeech in a Free World ”

Since: May 10

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#5 Sep 4, 2012
What a total waste of time and resources just to wipe their flag in the face of the USA.
I would much prefer to see them showing the world who they are on the sporting fields throughout the world.

“I know where you are,”

Since: Jun 08

Right here under my thumb

#6 Sep 4, 2012
Neville Thompson wrote:
What a total waste of time and resources just to wipe their flag in the face of the USA.
I would much prefer to see them showing the world who they are on the sporting fields throughout the world.
Achem...not nit-picking, but you mis-spelled the word "speech."
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#7 Sep 4, 2012
Great! That will significantly increase the chance that the US Navy destroys the Iranian fleet by "mistake".

Since: Feb 07

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#11 Sep 4, 2012
This WH does not has the will to ask Russian subs from trolling the Gulf of Mexico.

“Pardon my nosiness ”

Since: May 07

London, England

#12 Sep 4, 2012
Neville Thompson wrote:
What a total waste of time and resources just to wipe their flag in the face of the USA.
I would much prefer to see them showing the world who they are on the sporting fields throughout the world.
Exactly, they were off to a good start in this year's Olympics with four gold medals and golds in the handicap Olympics.
AJC

East Hampton, CT

#14 Sep 4, 2012
Under international law, international waters are open to transit to everybody, us included. They have to put up with us, and we have to put up with them. It does not matter and never has mattered who is in the White House. Everybody knows the rules and everybody knows where the line in the sand is.

“bless the USA”

Since: Apr 07

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#15 Sep 4, 2012
AJC wrote:
Under international law, international waters are open to transit to everybody, us included. They have to put up with us, and we have to put up with them. It does not matter and never has mattered who is in the White House. Everybody knows the rules and everybody knows where the line in the sand is.
Well put.

“Pardon my nosiness ”

Since: May 07

London, England

#16 Sep 4, 2012
AJC wrote:
Under international law, international waters are open to transit to everybody, us included. They have to put up with us, and we have to put up with them. It does not matter and never has mattered who is in the White House. Everybody knows the rules and everybody knows where the line in the sand is.
Is that how it works, lol.
BMW

Santee, CA

#17 Sep 4, 2012
Neville Thompson wrote:
What a total waste of time and resources just to wipe their flag in the face of the USA.
I would much prefer to see them showing the world who they are on the sporting fields throughout the world.
Soviet Union used to get most of the medals.......and so what?!
Matilda

Lincoln, NE

#18 Sep 4, 2012
Iran has no reason to patrol off the coast of the United States other than to harass Americans and raise world tensions.

U.S. ships in the gulf protect oil tankers and help keep the waters of the Gulf open for international ships.

What is Iran attempting to do?

“Pardon my nosiness ”

Since: May 07

London, England

#19 Sep 4, 2012
BMW wrote:
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Soviet Union used to get most of the medals.......and so what?!
Takes because they were much bigger comprising all the republics, and half of Europe. Today's Russia has gone soft and now it's China waving the gold medal flag, but America is still #1.

“Pardon my nosiness ”

Since: May 07

London, England

#20 Sep 4, 2012
Correction: should say "That's because"
Matilda

Lincoln, NE

#21 Sep 4, 2012
Media reports suggested recently that Iran is working overtime to develop a nuclear capacity in violation of international agreements it signed.

Is it a friendly act for Iran to then send its naval vessels to sit off the coastlines of Western Hemisphere nations? Where they can surveille American cities and ships?

Will those Iranian ships carry weapons? What types? Why should an international atomic treaty lawbreaker nation get ANY "they have a right to sail in international waters, etc.,..." protection???
ocxz

Reunion

#22 Sep 4, 2012
Matilda wrote:
USA has no reason to patrol off the coast of Iran and other arab nations other than to harass Iranians and Middle east and raise world tensions.
U.S. ships act as if they protect oil tankers and help keep the waters of the Gulf open for international ships.
What is USA attempting to do?
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ocxz

Reunion

#23 Sep 4, 2012
Matilda wrote:
Media reports suggested recently that Iran is working overtime to develop a nuclear capacity in accordance of international agreements it signed.
Is it a friendly act for USA to then send its naval vessels to sit off the coastlines of Iran & Middle East nations? Where they can surveille Iranian cities and ships?
Those US ships carry ! every type ! There is an international atomic treaty not respected by the USA who say "they have a right to sail in international waters, etc.,..." protection???
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“Pardon my nosiness ”

Since: May 07

London, England

#24 Sep 5, 2012
Matilda wrote:
Media reports suggested recently that Iran is working overtime to develop a nuclear capacity in violation of international agreements it signed.
Is it a friendly act for Iran to then send its naval vessels to sit off the coastlines of Western Hemisphere nations? Where they can surveille American cities and ships?
Will those Iranian ships carry weapons? What types? Why should an international atomic treaty lawbreaker nation get ANY "they have a right to sail in international waters, etc.,..." protection???
Where's your proof that Iran has broken any international laws, and please don't give Fox News as your source.

Also where is America's right to intimidate another country by patrolling it's coastline with warships?
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#25 Sep 5, 2012
reza june wrote:
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Also where is America's right to intimidate another country by patrolling it's coastline with warships?
That right is granted to America by virtue of 12 nuclear powered aircraft carriers, a fleet of attack submarines and the most devastating air armada in human history.

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