Iran’s navy identified a foreign submarine during military drills in the northern Indian Ocean, the semi-official ُTasnim news agency reported, weeks after the U.S. had deployed one to the region as a warning to the Islamic Republic.
The submarine was spotted approaching the exercise area by Iranian anti-submarine helicopters on Thursday, Tasnim said citing a statement by the navy. The vessel immediately left the area once it realized it had been seen, according to the statement.
A video published by Tasnim shows Iranian pilots hovering above the water, identifying themselves and trying to make radio contact with a submarine that can be clearly seen below.
Tensions are running high between Iran and the U.S. in the final days of the Trump presidency, with the Pentagondeploying the USS Georgia submarine to the Persian Gulf late last month.
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