Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

Iranian warships: Not much of a threat to U.S.

See also

Iranian warships heading for United States waters are not much of a threat. The naval mission is nothing more than sabre rattling. According to Reno Gazette-Journal Feb. 10, a former advisor downplayed any threat that the warships may pose.

The ships pose almost no danger because ‘They have no capability whatsoever,’ said Gary Samore, a former advisor to President Obama on arms control, prevention of weapons of mass destruction and terrorism.

Iranian warships are part of a "fleet" sent to the Atlantic Ocean near United States waters according to Iranian naval commander Admiral Afshin Rezayee Haddad. The intent is to show the U.S. what Iran is capable in the event that that actually had nuclear weapons.

The Iranian warships preempt a meeting of the U.S., Iran and others on Feb 18 to discuss their nuclear program. Iranian officials have repeatedly called their nuclear program "peaceful."

Any nuclear weapons or ballistic missiles on Iranian warships could pose a threat, but that would be much further down the road. They would then potentially possess the capability to strike any where on the East coast from their warships just outside of U.S. territorial waters.

The Iranian warships are in response to increased war games being held by the U.S. Navy's 5th fleet, which is based in Bahrain, in the Persian Gulf near Iran.

What do you think about the Iranian warships story? Please drop in your comments below.

Recent articles from this Examiner (click on the link to read):

Powerball jackpot $284M: Will a winner finally take it all?

18-foot python: Burmese python caught in Florida Everglades

USS Forrestal: On final voyage to scrap heap in Texas

Dell layoffs: Job cuts much lower than rumors according to company

Winter Storm Nika: More snow bears down on over 100 million Americans

Shoplifting cop: Trooper drops Governor Christie's name to avoid charges



  •  One year later
    How victims have recovered a year after the Boston Marathon bombing
    Watch Video
  • Tax day freebies
    Everyone dreads tax day, but some businesses are offering deals today only
    Tax Day
  • Obamacare savings
    The rollout of Obamacare will cost $104 billion less than previously projected
    Top News
  • Blood Moon
    The first of four 'Blood Moons' came and went; is it the beginning of the end for mankind?
  • Arrest for threatening tweet
    A 14-year-old girl is arrested for issuing a threatening tweet towards American Airlines
    Strange News
  • Pistorius cross examination concludes
    Oscar Pistorius sheds more tears during the trial's final cross examination
    Watch Video

Related Videos:

  • John Deffenbaugh in the Capitol
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Colton Burpo: Boy's story of him visiting Heaven and seeing Jesus is criticized
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518190629" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Detroit house for $1,000 starting bid on auction block and tons more like this one!
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517914444" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!