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March 17, 2013 10:48 am

Report: Iran Launches Destroyer in Caspian Sea

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Fox News/AP – Iran launched a domestically built destroyer in the Caspian Sea on Sunday, its first deployment of a major warship in the oil-rich region, state TV reported.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inaugurated the guided missile destroyer Jamaran-2 in the port city of Anzali, about 150 miles northwest of Tehran.

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  • jerry hersch

    This Caspian Sea launch is a major threat to the proposed oil pipeline routes across the sea from the Central Asian former SSRs to Azerbaijan.
    Azerbaijan is a major source of Israel’s oil as the Wests.

    There are also territorial disputes in the sea itself.
    The strategic focusof the launch seems to be to keep that Central Asian oil in the Iranian-Russian-China orbit.

  • Lawrence Kulak

    Aren’t there a few left over German U-boats that can take care of this for us?