Iran Destroys Replica U.S. Warship in Drill

Iran's Revolutionary Guard test-fired new missiles and attacked a scale replica of a U.S. warship in the Strait of Hormuz on Wednesday as part of massive military war games, state media outlets reported. Pictures showed several gunboats swarming the model warship and blasting it with missiles. The model "of an American aircraft carrier" was built to scale and targeted with cruise missiles and ballistic missiles, according to Fars News. Some 30 percent of all seaborne-traded oil flows through Hormuz, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, and U.S. officials have expressed concern in the past that Iran could try to disrupt the oil flow or even attack American warships patrolling the waters of the Gulf.

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