Iran cleric says U.S."fleet can be destroyed with one missile", ISNA news agency

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Fri May 10, 2019 5:17 pm

A senior Iranian cleric said in a Friday prayers sermon that the United States' navy fleet could be "destroyed with one missile", as a U.S aircraft carrier headed to the Gulf, the semi-official news agency ISNA reported.

"Ayatollah Yousef Tabatabai-Nejad,... referring to the Abraham Lincoln warship heading to the Gulf, said: 'Their billion (-dollar) fleet can be destroyed with one missile,'" ISNA reported from the central city of Isfahan. (Reporting by Dubai newsroom; Editing by Hugh Lawson)
http://news.trust.org/item/20190510123641-5yyst

This probably made the news because of its implication. What single missile has the ability to destroy an entire fleet?

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Fri May 10, 2019 8:17 pm

Well I have never believed for a minute that the Iranians in all the years they have been working towards a bomb couldn't have already built at least a few without us knowing it. If the US government would even admit that they had them. There has been a lot of evidence that at least one of the bombs tested by North Korea was built by Iran. And I know at least several US generals have openly stated they were absolutely certain that the Iranians had got at least a couple warheads when the USSR collapsed. So I am not at all surprised by this.

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Fri May 10, 2019 9:14 pm

DEFCONWarningSystem wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 5:17 pm
A senior Iranian cleric said in a Friday prayers sermon that the United States' navy fleet could be "destroyed with one missile", as a U.S aircraft carrier headed to the Gulf, the semi-official news agency ISNA reported.

"Ayatollah Yousef Tabatabai-Nejad,... referring to the Abraham Lincoln warship heading to the Gulf, said: 'Their billion (-dollar) fleet can be destroyed with one missile,'" ISNA reported from the central city of Isfahan. (Reporting by Dubai newsroom; Editing by Hugh Lawson)
http://news.trust.org/item/20190510123641-5yyst

This probably made the news because of its implication. What single missile has the ability to destroy an entire fleet?
The Iranians have had nuclear weapons for years now, long before 9/11 the CIA and Joint Chiefs refused to talk to anyone in Congress about the Iranian missile programs outside of a closed door session. They were side by side with the North Koreans and Syrians when testing weapons in NK. They likely have a Russian design for a heavy megaton weapon, stolen or bought when the Soviet Union fell apart, that they plan on lobbing into the Gulf when they think they have to use it.

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