Iran rattles sabres

Air Force flew planes first built in 1960s and 70s.

Iran put on a show of force to threaten the US – but it was unconvincing at best


Iran carried out a military drill Friday aimed at showing the US how it could shut down oil shipping in the Persian Gulf as more US sanctions loom in November, but the display was underwhelming at best.

The US will slap Iran with sanctions on its oil exports on November 4, a date that marks six months since the US’s withdrawal from the Iran deal. Iran essentially responded by saying that if its oil exports are blocked, it will take military measures to block oil exports from other countries, including US allies.

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