IRGC antics in Gulf

Region continues to simmer ahead of sanctions.

Iran airs video of encounter with USS Theodore Roosevelt

Iran’s national TV on Saturday broadcast footage of a close encounter between the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Navy and the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the strategic Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, the passageway for nearly a third of all oil traded by sea.

The footage comes amid new U.S. sanctions on Iran and the Trump administration plans to bring Iranian oil exports down to zero. In the video, the IRGC’s speedboats are seen closing in on the U.S. carrier.

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