iran carrier

A replica of a US nuclear-powered air-craft carrier is being constructed on ”pontoons with steel construction to replicate hull, flight deck and superstructure”, the US Navy’s 5th Fleet has disclosed.

Why would Iran be building a mock US aircraft carrier? Is it for a propaganda piece or for something more sinister?

According to an article on USA Today, at least one member of Congress believes the replica does not bode well.

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The senior Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee says Iran’s construction of a mock-up U.S. aircraft carrier demonstrates Iran’s continued lack of good faith.

“We don’t really know what it means, but I for sure don’t trust the Iranians,” Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., said Saturday. “It’s some kind of a ruse and whatever they are up to, it’s no good.” (source)


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