Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Uses Drones to Watch Over US Warships

The development comes after the U.S. government designated the Guard as a terrorist group to increase pressure on Iran and further isolate the country.

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FILE - The American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower is seen in a July 14, 2012, photo. VOA

Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency is reporting that the country’s powerful Revolutionary Guard ‘drones’ has successfully managed a surveillance flight over a U.S. aircraft carrier.

The Saturday report shows footage apparently from a Guard drone that flew over the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and another U.S. warship in the Persian Gulf. The images show jet fighters parked on the carrier deck.

The report did not say when the footage was shot.

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A drone demonstrates delivery capabilities from the top of a UPS truck during testing in Lithia, Florida. VOA

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The development comes after the U.S. government earlier this month designated the Guard as a terrorist group to increase pressure on Iran and further isolate the country. Iran responded by labeling all U.S. forces as terrorists.

Lt. Chloe J. Morgan, a U.S. Naval Forces Central Command spokesperson, says the U.S. and its allies are committed to freedom of navigation in the Strait of Hormuz. She didn’t elaborate. (VOA)

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