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IF THERE IS A WAR: THIS IS HOW U.S. AND ALLIES STACK UP TO IRAN

If war breaks out between the US and Iran, and their respective allies, how will Iran and its proxies stack up?

 
 JUNE 20, 2019 22:57
 
If there is a war: This is how U.S. and allies stack up to Iran
 

Iran showcased its impressive military capabilities on Thursday by downing a sophisticated US drone. 

It says it used its “3rd Khordad” system, which is supposed to replicate the S-300’s capabilities. Iran has also been highlighting other defense capabilities recently, including precision ballistic missiles, rockets, drones, submarines, limpet mines and cruise missiles.

Tehran’s defense technology is impressive. Most of its neighbors have not developed their own indigenous weapons systems, nor are they particularly innovative when it comes to using the technologies they do have, which are supplied by the US and Western powers. 

This leads to the question, if war breaks out between the US and Iran, and their respective allies, how will Iran and its proxies stack up? 

When we look at how Iran and its allies have waged war in the past, it is clear Iran doesn’t wage massive wars.

Iran has a regular army and navy, called Artesh. These armed forces are potentially quite large in a country of 80 million. It has 530,000 men under arms, but according to the Middle East Institute, they are poorly equipped.

Since Iran’s last land war was its 1980-1988 conflict with Iraq, it is “hard to provide an accurate assessment of their real fighting capabilities.” The war with Iraq saw Iran use human wave attacks on a battlefield that sometimes resembled more World War I than a war of maneuver and technology. Even though Saddam Hussein’s army fought the Iranians to a standstill, it was no match for the US military in the 2003 Gulf War and it was easily destroyed.

Iran doesn’t spend much on its army. Around $16 billion in 2017, compared to an Israeli defense budget of up to $19b. Saudi Arabia plows through $76b., and the Americans spend $600b.

This then tells us Iran’s conventional army is no match for the US in a real war. But Iran doesn’t fight large conventional wars. Its strategy is based on its alliance system involving the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and its affiliates, allies and proxies, including Houthi rebels in Yemen, Iraqi paramilitaries, Hezbollah in Lebanon, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hamas in Gaza.

The IRGC has a variety of forces, including its own 100,000 soldiers, as well as a Basij militia of another 600,000 or so, according to the Council on Foreign Relations in the US. The IRGC has its own navy, which is larger than Iran’s regular navy, and its own air force. It also has a cyber force. This puts the IRGC at the forefront of Iran’s technical knowhow. It is the IRGC that set up bases in Syria, and managed relationships with allies.

Iran has transferred precision guidance technology to Hezbollah for its rockets. In March, the IRGC stated that all of Israel is within range of the Lebanese terrorist group’s missiles.

Hezbollah’s massive rocket arsenal of more than 150,000 rockets pose a major threat. These include long-range rockets such as the Zelzal, Fateh 110 and the Fajr, as well as shorter range such as Katyushas. The Fateh 110 has a range of several hundred kilometers.

Hezbollah has an assortment of other weapons; it has deployed anti-ship missiles in the past and has anti-air systems such as the SA-7, which Iran used to fire at a US Reaper drone on June 13.
 



Iran likes to showcase its missile abilities. In September 2018 it fired seven Fateh 110s at dissidents in Koya in northern Iraq. 

They stuck precisely at the room where the dissidents were meeting. It has used its Zulfiqar and Qiam ballistic missiles against ISIS in Syria. It is thought that these missiles can fly 800 km. Iran has also developed a line of Shehab missiles since the 1990s. 

It is not clear how well they function, but they allegedly have a range up to 2,000 km. Iran also says it put guided warheads on a missile called the Khoramshahr. It said in February this missile carries a 1,800 kg. warhead.

In February, Iran also showed off a new long range cruise missile, which it claimed has a range of 1,300 km. Called the Hoveizeh, it’s part of a larger Soumar family of cruise missiles. Iran’s Press TV said the Houthi rebels used a cruise missile against Saudi Arabia in the last several days.

There is no end to Iran’s seemingly endless list of new technology. Submarines with cruise missiles were also unveiled in February. Iran also has a new destroyer, and tested armed drones in March. Iran often copies and improves other country’s weapons, and copied a US Sentinel drone it captured. It may have used North Korean expertise on its rockets. Afterwards, Iran transfers technology to its allies. The Houthis offer a battlefield testing ground for its rockets.

But none of these rockets are a game changer in a real war. Israel, for instance, has built a multi-layered defense system to stop missiles. This includes the Iron Dome, David’s Sling and Arrow-3. And Israel and the US have done missile defense drills with the THAAD system for high altitude air defense. Israel also has Patriot batteries, and is more than capable of thwarting a missile threat.

The US Navy, including the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Force in the Gulf of Oman, is also equipped with enough firepower to bring the Iranian navy and air force to heel. This would not be a great competition, if the US wanted to do it.

The way Iran fights wars, though, is asymmetrically. It doesn’t want a conventional war. That is why Iran also uses other allies, such as the pro-Iranian Iraqi Shi’ite militias called the PMU. These have 100,000 men under arms and possess missiles, rockets and armored vehicles. They helped defeat ISIS, and some of them have fought the Americans in the past. The US army in Iraq today is there solely to train Iraqi security forces against ISIS, not to fight Iran. In the last week, there have been four rocket and mortar attacks near US forces. Iran knows that in each case, if its allies harass the US, the US will not likely retaliate but will call on the Iraqi army to respond.

In Syria, Iranian-backed militias have tested the US near Tanf and Deir Ezzor in recent years. In each case, the US struck at the harassers. These included mercenaries who attacked a US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces post in February 2018. Any Iranian harassment of US forces in Syria would be met with force. And the US has the forces to deal that blow, including several thousand personnel and air force assets.

The question for the US and its allies when dealing with Iran is that in each case, the US and its allies – including Saudi Arabia and Israel – are capable of fighting, and have already been fighting, Iranian-backed groups. Israel has dealt with thousands of rockets fired from Gaza. Riyadh has dealt with drone attacks and ballistic missiles. Israel has carried out more than 1,000 airstrikes in Syria over five years, according to reports.

If a conflict develops between the US and Iran, the US and her allies are more than a match for every part of the Iranian octopus of militias and proxies. The question is whether each front-line will erupt at once and the complexity of facing off against these asymmetric forces in a major conflict. Ideally, neither Iran nor the US want that conflict, and neither do their allies.

https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/If-there-is-a-war-This-is-how-US-and-allies-stack-up-to-Iran-593203

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14 minutes ago, Butifldrm said:

 

S o much going on in the world, we need to be thankful , for a man, that answered to helping our country out. Why he left his comfortable life for all this crap hitting him from all angles, MAN O man!! Tonight before you go to bed lets lift him up in prayer,

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Gotta tell you all, right now, my heart is kind of heavy. Following this Dinar, Dong, and a few other currencies, just knowing it would hit any day, never believed in putting all my eggs in one basket, sometimes life has a different road for ya. After losing what we did, I blame it on no one but myself, I knew better! Have I learned from it, absolutely! I thought we were at an any moment again, and maybe we are, but, with this threat, of war again, I just dont know. Not saying I agree with everything about Trump, lets face it, where were we headed? It has been uphill for Trump ever since he announced his candidacy. Many want to see him fall, Many want to see our country fall. So whats the answer? Although I didnt agree with Obama, I kept my mouth shut, I think what it all boils down to, is we need to search our hearts and do what God has called us to do, and search our hearts to find the path we need to go, boy, have I seen a lot of hurting people here in Florida. Appreciate you DV, I better move on along!

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India Deploys Multiple Warships To Gulf For "Maritime Security" Amid Tensions

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Thu, 06/20/2019 - 19:45
 

The international military build-up in the Gulf begins, apparently, at a moment the White House is mulling various military "options" in response to the Thursday morning shoot-down of a high altitude US military drone over the Strait of Hormuz, which Iran has acknowledged responsibility for. 

After earlier this week Britain announced it would be deploying UK special forces to the Gulf to protect UK assets in the region due to last week's tanker attack incident, also blamed on Iran, India is now initiating a major naval deployment there

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The Indian Navy announced via official statements that it is executing "Operation Sankalp" in order to "re-assure Indian Flagged Vessels operating/ transiting through Persian Gulf & Gulf of Oman following the maritime security incidents in the region," according the Indian Navy spokesperson. 

 
 
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#IndianNavy executes 'Operation Sankalp' - Deploys INS Chennai & INS Sunayna in the Gulf of Oman, to re-assure Indian Flagged Vessels operating/ transiting through Persian Gulf & Gulf of Oman following the maritime security incidents in the region 1/n (rep images)

 
 
 
 

The multiple vessel deployment, including the military ships Chennai and INS Sunayna sent to the Gulf of Oman, is to provide “security” for Indian-flagged ships traversing the area following recent mine attacks on merchant ships and amid a tense US-Iran military standoff. 

This as oil prices spiked over Thursday morning's escalation, soaring 6% above $57 a barrel in the hours after the US drone downing.

 

These ships, deployed in the Gulf of Oman & Persian Gulf, are to undertake Maritime Security operations. In addition, aerial survl by IN aircraft is also being undertaken in the area. The IFC - IOR at Gurugram is also keeping a close watch on movement of ships in Gulf region2/2

 
 
 
 

"Ships Chennai and Sunayna have been deployed in the Gulf of Oman and Persian Gulf to undertake Maritime Security operations. In addition, aerial surveillance by [Indian] aircraft is also being undertaken in the area," the Indian Navy said further. 

It appears India sees the security situation of its merchant ships and assets in the region as critical and dire, given the navy choosing to lead the newly announced 'Operation Sankalp' with what's considered one of the most powerful warships in its fleet, the INS Chennai  a stealth guided-missile destroyer.

The Strait of Hormuz is a narrow waterway carrying a fifth of the world’s traded oil that Iranian officials have threatened to block in retaliation for sanctions targeting the country’s nuclear program.

Though for the past month Washington has been in the driver's seat concerning its "maximum pressure" campaign against Tehran, Thursday's drone downing has confirmed Iran's willingness to act militarily even in the face of US build-up of forces in the region

 

Trump admin thought it was driving Iran policy for several months. Now Iran seems to be driving the policy, US reacting.

 
 
 
 

As other countries witness this growing and dangerous ***-for-tat in the Gulf, which could at any moment unleash a broader direct war, the coming days will likely witness more countries deploying "maritime security" vessels to protect shipping lanes. This itself is a sign of how fast things are escalating. 

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-20/india-deploys-multiple-warships-gulf-maritime-security-amid-tensions

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Stressed that it does not want a war .. Bahrain condemns the overthrow of the "march" America
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"If Iran closes the Strait of Hormuz, it will lead to a very, very strong reaction," Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubair said on Thursday. "We need calm in the region, but we can not, with Iran causing a lot of harm, Bahrain condemned the drop of Iran by the US drone. "Saudi Arabia does not want a war with Iran," al-Jubair told reporters in London, stressing that "the international community is determined to confront Tehran's hostile behavior." Al-Jubeir said that "Saudi Arabia is consulting with the Allies to secure waterways and looking at various options." He said that "Iran's attacks on the shipping route affect the world." He said Iran had created a "very dangerous" situation and threatened global oil supplies, adding that Saudi Arabia was consulting with its allies on the next steps.
Later, al-Jubair told a news conference in London that the report of the UN special rapporteur on executions, Agnes Kalmar, on the death of Jamal Khashoggi was biased from day one. "We are working closely with partners and allies to ensure energy supplies to the global market," he said. "The kingdom is very important for the global economy, and Mecca is a kiss for more than a billion Muslims." Al-Jubeir added that the region was under threat from terrorist militias such as Houthis and Hezbollah. "We are working to reduce Iran's influence in Iraq and strengthen relations with Baghdad," the official said.
 
He called on the Saudi minister «Iran to change its aggressive behavior and stop supporting terrorism», and «return normal state», as he put it. "There is enough evidence that Iran is behind recent attacks on oil tankers," al-Jubair said. On the British judicial ruling issued to review the licenses for the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia, al-Jubeir said that «British rule on the sale of weapons is a matter of procedure and internal affairs». On the situation in Libya, the Saudi minister announced that «Riyadh stands at an equal distance with all parties of Libya». He stressed «Saudi support for the efforts of the UN envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salama, to reach a settlement». Al-Jubeir said Riyadh "does not want any extremist militant groups to take power in Libya."
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain strongly condemned Iran's dropping of a US military aircraft plane in the international airspace in the Gulf of Oman, pointing out that it was a cowardly act of aggression and an unjustified escalation by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards aimed at the safety and freedom of international navigation, security and stability. States and peoples of the region. 
The Bahraini Foreign Ministry stressed its full support to the United States of America and its solidarity with its continued efforts and efforts to establish security and peace in the region, stressing the need for the international community to shoulder its responsibilities and resolve all irresponsible Iranian practices and practices. International norms and attempts to obstruct the security and safety of maritime traffic and to undermine international peace and security. (Agencies)

 

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Trump: Iran's dropping of the American plane may be unintentional

Trump: Iran's dropping of the American plane may be unintentional

20 June 2019 08:25 PM
Direct : US President Donald Trump said that the fall of Iran to the American Dron aircraft was wrong, pointing out that he finds it difficult to believe that this incident is intentional

Reports of the fall of a US drone aircraft with an Iranian missile near the Strait of Hormuz.

"Iran probably did it by mistake," Trump told reporters during a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. "I think it was a general or someone who accidentally hit the plane."

Trump reiterated that the unmanned aerial vehicle was flying over international airspace and was hit, pointing out that it was done by an idiot by mistake.

"You will find out soon," Bush told reporters when asked about the possibility of a military strike against Iran.

Trump added that his advisers did not push him to war, reiterating his view that ongoing wars needed to be ended.

While the US president refused to rule out talks with Iran, saying he would see what happened.

US President Donald Trump responded to the incident earlier in the day via Twitter, saying: "Iran made a very big mistake."

Tensions between the United States and Iran have grown recently with Washington accusing Tehran of causing two oil tankers to explode in the Gulf of Oman.

 
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Revolutionary Guard publishes video shot down US spy plane
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IRAN MADE YUGE MISTAKE: President Trump EXPLOSIVE Press Conference with Justin Trudeau
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Was canceled at the last minute .. Trump retreated from a military operation against Iran at dawn Friday .. Lest the consequences or a deal?

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Thursday approved military strikes against Iran in retaliation for the downing of a US aircraft, but he retracted that and the operation in the final minutes, the New York Times quoted US officials as saying.

The strike was planned before dawn on Friday to reduce the risk to the military or civilians, and quoted a senior administration official that Trump initially agreed to attacks on a number of Iranian targets, such as missile batteries and radar.

According to newspaper sources, the planes were flying and the ships were in position, but no rockets were fired when they were ordered to leave.

The newspaper said it was unclear whether Trump had changed his mind on his own, or whether the administration had changed the decision for logistical or strategic reasons. Observers believe the delay may be due to a regional deal.

It was not clear whether the attacks were to continue or whether they were to be a single operation. The White House and Pentagon officials declined to comment.

The New York Times said the decision to withdraw abruptly stopped what would have been the third military action of Trump against targets in the Middle East, noting that he struck twice in Syria in 2017 and 2018.

The US president called the downing of the plane a serious mistake, asserting that Washington had evidence that the plane was flying over international waters, and said he would soon know if the United States would strike Iran in response to the attack.

"I think Iran may have made a mistake," he said. I imagine that a general or someone made a mistake by dropping the plane. Fortunately, the aircraft was not armed and unmanned and was flying over international waters, but it would have been very different had the aircraft been inhabited.

On Thursday, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard announced the downing of a US spy plane as it penetrated the country's airspace, amid tensions between Washington and Tehran and global fears of war.

The Revolutionary Guard, according to state television, said the US-made Global Hawk aircraft was shot down by air defense of the Revolutionary Guards' Revolutionary Air Force in the southern province of Hormuzgan.

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Reveal the details of the American strike canceled against Iran

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The Newsweek newspaper reported on Friday details of the American strike, which was approved by US President Donald Trump after Iran dropped an American spy plane, which was canceled at the last moment without a reason. "While US military officials were preparing to carry out orders from US President Donald Trump to strike at Iranian targets, they suddenly received an order from President Trump to" suspend execution "without clarifying the reasons. "American officials do not know why Trump changed his mind shortly before the start of the strike, and they do not know whether the strike was later postponed or permanently canceled," she said. "Military equipment in the area has been put on standby for 72 hours," a Pentagon official said, adding that " "The USS Leyte Gulf warship," said the official, who did not reveal Newsweek, "US forces were still waiting until 2 am local time, while the strike was expected within an hour, before being canceled. "At about 6:30 am it was said that the plan was still in place without disclosing details." Another Pentagon official said that among the targets targeted by the US strike was the S-125 Neva / Pechora system, The Soviets are known as SA-3 Goa, and the US military believes the weapon was used by the IRGC Ni downing of a US reconnaissance march yesterday. According to "Newsweek" that Tehran and Washington Ankrtta in skirmishes during the last period, but the strike if implemented they will serve as an unprecedented development during the forty years of growing tension between the two countries. She added: "The decision to attack Iran could make Trump's presidential pledge more realistic and serious, when he promised to go out of the way in the era of former presidents, and launched costly and long military campaigns against foreign targets." For its part, quoted the network "ABC" American Trump administration official said that the strike was to cause an escalation of the situation and fears of civilian casualties. Just one day before the drone fell, US special envoy to Iran Brian Hawke faced a question about Trump's ability to carry out military action without congressional approval. Hawk delayed the answer, but said the administration "will do whatever is required of it without overlooking the law of war powers, which is adopted by Congress." He stressed that any possible US military action against Iran would be "legal and defensive," adding, "No one is talking about offensive action." The decision to attack Iran could make Trump's presidential pledge more realistic and serious, when he promised to go out of the way in the era of former presidents, and to launch long-term military campaigns against external targets. "For its part, quoted the US network" ABC " Just a day before the drones fell, US special envoy to Iran Brian Hawke faced a question about Trump's ability to carry out military action without congressional approval. Hawk's answer, but he said the US administration "will do whatever it wants "He stressed that any possible US military action against Iran would be" legal and defensive, "adding that" no one is talking about offensive action. " The decision to attack Iran could make Trump's presidential pledge more realistic and serious, when he promised to go out of the way in the era of former presidents, and to launch long-term military campaigns against external targets. "For its part, quoted the US network" ABC " Just a day before the drones fell, US special envoy to Iran Brian Hawke faced a question about Trump's ability to carry out military action without congressional approval. Hawk's answer, but he said the US administration "will do whatever it wants "He stressed that any possible US military action against Iran would be" legal and defensive, "adding that" no one is talking about offensive action. " An official in Trump's administration as saying that the strike would have caused an escalation of the situation and fears of civilian casualties. Just one day before the drone fell, US special envoy to Iran Brian Hawke faced a question about Trump's ability to carry out military action without congressional approval. Hawk delayed the answer, but said the administration "will do whatever is required of it without overlooking the law of war powers, which is adopted by Congress." He stressed that any possible US military action against Iran would be "legal and defensive," adding, "No one is talking about offensive action." An official in Trump's administration as saying that the strike would have caused an escalation of the situation and fears of civilian casualties. Just one day before the drone fell, US special envoy to Iran Brian Hawke faced a question about Trump's ability to carry out military action without congressional approval. Hawk delayed the answer, but said the administration "will do whatever is required of it without overlooking the law of war powers, which is adopted by Congress." He stressed that any possible US military action against Iran would be "legal and defensive," adding, "No one is talking about offensive action."
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Editorial date: • 2019/6/21 14:00 • 58 times read
Trump renews his call to Iran to negotiate after his cancellation of an impending attack
Iran has received a message from US President Donald Trump over the Sultanate of Oman to warn of an imminent US attack on Iran, two Iranian officials said in a press release on Friday.
The two officials spoke shortly after the New York Times reported that "Trump agreed to launch air strikes against Iran on Friday in retaliation for the fall of a US reconnaissance plane but canceled the last minute attacks. 
" Trump said in his letter that he is against any war with Iran And wants to hold talks with Tehran on a number of issues ... set a short period of time to get our response, but Iran's immediate response is that the decision by Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on this issue. " 
"We have made it clear that Khamenei is opposed to any talks, but the message will be conveyed to him to make the decision, but the Omani official told us that any attack on Iran would have regional and international consequences," the second official said.
After weeks of mounting tensions amid a series of attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf, Iran said on Thursday it had shot down a US military surveillance plane, fueling fears of an open military confrontation between the rival countries. 
As tension escalated, the US Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency order banning US airlines from flying over Iranian-controlled airspace over the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman until further notice. 
Iran's air defense forces today published a series of photographs showing various parts of the American March plane that was dropped on Thursday. 
The pictures show different remnants of the aircraft, which the Revolutionary Guards dropped at dawn yesterday "after entering the country's airspace and not over international waters."
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Abdul-Mahdi is directing the prosecution of those behind the firing of missiles

June 20, 2019

The National Security Council held its regular meeting on Thursday under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Adel Abdul Mahdi.

"The efforts of the armed forces and the security services to strengthen security and stability, respect for the rule of law and to respond with all force to any attempt to tamper with the security and interests of the country," the council said in a statement issued by Bona News.

He also called on the military and security leaders to exert their efforts in the field and intelligence to uncover and prosecute those behind the firing of rockets in Nineveh and Basra governorates and wherever they exist and intensify efforts to prevent the recurrence of criminal attacks aimed at destabilizing security and stability. Security and to provide information and communications about suspicious movements ".

The National Security Council discussed, according to the statement, "the issues on the agenda concerning the mechanisms of implementation of the proposed treatments on the security situation in Nineveh province."

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Editorial Date: 2019/6/21 9:10  214 times read
America is preventing its aircraft from flying near Iran
The US Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency order Friday preventing American operators from flying in Iran's air defense over the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman due to rising tension.
The Federal Aviation Administration warned of threats to civilian aircraft in Iranian airspace, expressing concern about "Iran's readiness to use long-range surface-to-air missiles in international airspace without warning." 
"Flight tracking applications have shown that the nearest commercial aircraft was within 45 nautical miles of the plane that was dropped by Iran," the administration said. 
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard has announced that the American spy plane was targeted and dropped after entering the atmosphere of the country.
In a statement issued by the Revolutionary Guard on Thursday, a US-based Global Hawk spy plane took off at 12:15 pm (local time, 7:15 pm and 4:00 pm Wednesday) from a US base in the south Unlike the air navigation laws, the Persian Gulf had diverted all its secretive and secretive equipment from the Strait of Hormuz (south) to Jabhar (southeast). 
The statement said that the aircraft, which was on its way back to the west of the area, had penetrated the atmosphere of the Islamic Republic of Iran to collect information and spy. 
The statement said that at 4:15 am (local time, 11:35 pm Wednesday Wednesday), while the aircraft was penetrating the atmosphere of the country was targeted and dropped by air defense of the force of the Revolutionary Guards.
The Global Hawk or RQ-4C is one of the world's most advanced spy planes, valued at more than $ 200 million.
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21-06-2019 01:22 PM
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The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Friday summoned the Swiss ambassador to Tehran, Markus Lightner, whose country is sponsoring US interests in Iran to send a message to the United States.

"Iran's Assistant Foreign Minister and Iranian Foreign Ministry Director-General Mohsen Baharund summoned the Swiss ambassador to Tehran to protest against a US airliner breaking through Iran's airspace, presenting a protest note and warning Washington of the consequences of such provocative acts," a foreign ministry statement said. "He said.

Bharond presented the documents and geographical coordinates of the site of the US aircraft in Iranian territory, and pictures of parts of the wreckage of the US military plane dropped by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, on Thursday, near the province of Hormuzgan, southern Iran.

The Iranian official said: "If necessary we will show and disclose all this information about this plane dropped in our airspace," calling on the Swiss ambassador in Tehran to "convey the message that Iran is not seeking to wage war with any country, including With the United States, but the Iranian armed forces will not tolerate any act of aggression and will deal with him in a timely manner, "according to the statement.

"The Iranian armed forces are as constricted as possible to maintain the security and calm of the sensitive area in the Gulf and the Sea of Oman, but if the other side provokes provocative actions, it will face a reciprocal response, unpredictable consequences, and losses will be visible to all parties," he said.

The Iranian statement said the Swiss ambassador to Tehran, Markus Leitner, pledged to the Iranians that he would convey Tehran's message to Washington.

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Editorial Date: 2019/6/21 14:00  188 times read
Trump renews his call to Iran to negotiate after his cancellation of an impending attack
Iran has received a message from US President Donald Trump through Oman to warn of an imminent US attack on Iran, two Iranian officials said in a press release on Friday.
The two officials spoke shortly after the New York Times reported that "Trump agreed to launch air strikes against Iran on Friday in retaliation for the fall of a US reconnaissance plane but canceled the last minute attacks. 
" Trump said in his letter that he is against any war with Iran And wants to hold talks with Tehran on a number of issues ... set a short period of time to get our response, but Iran's immediate response is that the decision by Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on this issue. " 
"We have made it clear that Khamenei is opposed to any talks, but the message will be conveyed to him to make the decision, but the Omani official told us that any attack on Iran would have regional and international consequences," the second official said.
After weeks of mounting tensions amid a series of attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf, Iran said on Thursday it had shot down a US military surveillance plane, fueling fears of an open military confrontation between the rival countries. 
As tension escalated, the US Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency order banning US airlines from flying over Iranian-controlled airspace over the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman until further notice. 
Iran's air defense forces today published a series of photographs showing various parts of the American March plane that was dropped on Thursday. 
The pictures show different remnants of the aircraft, which the Revolutionary Guards dropped at dawn yesterday "after entering the country's airspace and not over international waters."
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1 hour ago, yota691 said:

New York Times reported

All that needs to be said about these reports. 

Until President Trump says it, it's FAKE NEWS. 

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