Iran’s elite troops attack fake US aircraft carrier

A replica of a US aircraft carrier was blown up by Iranian Revolutionary Guard speedboats during large-scale naval drills near the entrance of the Persian Gulf.

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By simulating an attack on the ultimate symbol of US naval power, hard-liners hoped to send a message that Iran has no intention of backing down.

President Vladimir Putin.

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