Targeted Tankers Were Only Miles From Key Iranian Naval Base

Opened in 2008 to dominate and control the Strait of Hormuz

The alleged attack on two oil tankers off the coast of Iran in the Gulf of Oman occurred within miles of the Iranian naval base at Jask. This base has been a center of Iran’s annual naval drills and tests of its latest weaponsincluding submarines and anti-ship missiles and torpedoes. The Front Altair was off the coast of the base when it was allegedly attacked on June 13.

The Jask base was established in 2008. According to reports it is initially under the control of the Iranian navy, while the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps run other bases in the Persian Gulf.

In February Iran tested missiles near this base:

Islamic Republic of Iran Navy’s 2nd Naval District headquarters.

In 2010 the base was the center of Velayat 89, an annual drill, that was held off the coast of Jask and was coordinated from the base.

However in 2015 The Daily Beast revealed that the base also is central to Iran’s drone program and has Ghadir “midget submarines.”

“The satellite images, published this week by Google Earth, indicate the presence of surveillance drones and Ghadir midget submarines at Bandar-e Jask, an Iranian naval base just southeast of the strategically crucial Strait of Hormuz. The facility’s use as a drone and submarine base has not been previously reported.” -Daily Beast

Iran also tested anti-ship missiles near here in 2013. It has historically tested missiles in this area dating back to the 1990s. In a more threatening drill in the fall of 2018 Iran fired a Fateh 110 ballistic missile from an IRGC base in Jask, according to US officials in a statement to Fox News.

In February 2019 the Velayat 97 exercises took place off the coast of Jask with most of the Iranian navy parading next to the Jask base. In February Iran showed footage of a Ghadir class submarine using a “Jask-2” anti-ship missile. Other weapons that Iran has include the Tareq submarine’s electronic torpedo and the Ghadir submarine’s Valfajr torpedo. These were tested in February alongside Qader cruise missiles.

Iran also has a Fateh-class submarine, with another missile called Nasr. It also has a destroyed of the Sahand class. It is a bit confusing because the Fateh 110 missile. Iran has been increasingly experimenting and improving these weapons in the last several years.

Source: Terra Incognita

  1. JustPassingThrough says

    A totally meaningless pile of words.They show nothing, prove nothing. Now if the author would explore the Mossad involvement in this act we might learn something.

    Seth J. Frantzman is a Jerusalem-based journalist who holds a Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

  2. John C Carleton says

    Mossad would not do this false flag while the tankers were off the coast of Occupied Palestine now would they?

    Close to the occupation Khazarian’s naval base like they did when attacking the USS Liberty in 1967.

    1. Ilya says

      For them, doing something like this is just an extra challenge.

      1. John C Carleton says

        A person, family, town, city, country, “government”, either has truth and honor, or they don’t.
        When a people not only do not have truth and honor, but flat out tell you they are goin g steal cheat, lie and murder, then thats what they are going to do..

        Without truth and honor, a people are not human, but only animals.

        1. Ilya says

          Dishonesty and violence are the core sins. Everything else follows!

          Sadly the cult is dishonesty, with no desire to embrace religion and change themselves!

          1. John C Carleton says

            This might interest you.
            ‘The Warrior’

        2. Nassim7 says

          Don’t be rude about animals. A wolf does not pretend to be a sheep. 🙂

  3. CHUCKMAN says

    Thanks, additional facts of interest.

    It does seem the last location Iran would choose for such a provocation.

    But it is a location completely in keeping with the kind of vicious, bone-headed stunts Bolton has staged for us all to see in Venezuela. Some sick and obsessed people can’t help revealing themselves through their acts, almost as though they secretly want credit

  4. thomas malthaus says

    A proper investigation wouldn’t involve hearsay. The evidence would center around ballistics and metallurgical examination of what missile or torpedo remains exist. This evidence may be washed away by now or is in the ship’s hull or ballast compartments.

    Which nation would initiate such an investigation. The tanker’s insurance company may or may not desire to expend time and funds to conduct their own investigation with outside consultants.

    I can’t help but think Israel played a role.

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