Iran’s largest warship caught fire and sank Wednesday in the Gulf of Oman what was the latest series of mysterious fires and explosions to rock Iran in recent weeks.
The Washington Post reports that the fire broke out “in obscure circumstances” around 2:25 a.m. and firefighters fought it for 20 hours before sinking the nearly 680-foot Kharg. The ship has been used to recover other ships, perform training exercises, and has been in use for more than four decades.
The Jerusalem Post reports:
The ship left for sea training a few days later. It burns out for some reason when a “system” fails to board. Kharg suffered devastating damage despite Iran’s best efforts to send military personnel to fight the fire. Coming a day after an Iranian plane crashed and two elite pilots were killed. … This represents a significant disadvantage for Iran. Only now is Iran trying to increase its naval footprint, acquiring new ships and sending ships to the Red Sea and Venezuela.
The news came as the Biden administration is in talks with Iran, which is the world’s leading promoter of terrorism, to also enter into the controversial Iran nuclear deal.
The news also comes after Israel was repeatedly attacked by Palestinian terrorists last month launching more than 4,300 rockets at Israel. One of the terrorist organizations in Gaza publicly thanked Iran for its supply of the weapons it used to attack Israel.- READ MORE
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