(AmericanPoliticalDaily.com)- President Donald Trump isn’t backing down on defending the United States from Iran, instructing the United States Navy on Monday to sail a nuclear-powered submarine right through the Straight of Hormuz. It was a clear signal to Iran only days after American officials pointed to militias supported by the terrorism-backing nation for a rocket attack on an American embassy complex in Iraq.
The massive demonstration of force from the United States Navy should give Iran reason to pause and consider their next move, given that the Strait of Hormuz is a vital waterway to the nation. And, America’s reach even into the waters of the Persian Gulf shows just how far American influence goes, with nuclear submarines thousands of miles from American soil.
President Trump might be withdrawing troops from Iraq, but the United States is not reducing pressure on terrorist-supporting governments like Iran.
The guided-missile submarine USS Georgia entered the Persian Gulf, according to the Fifth Fleet.
“Georgia’s presence in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO) demonstrates the U.S. Navy’s ability to sail and operate wherever international law allows,” the U.S. Navy said in an official statement.
“As an inherently flexible maneuver force, capable of supporting routine and contingency operations, Georgia’s presence demonstrates the United States’ commitment to regional partners and maritime security with a full spectrum of capabilities to remain ready to defend against any threat at any time.”
The move comes just two weeks before the first anniversary of a drone strike authorized by President Donald Trump that killed military commander and terrorist leader Qassem Soleimani – a move that strategically hit Iran without causing mass casualties like former President Barack Obama’s drone strikes did.
Iran has since pledged to avenge the death of Soleimani, as well as nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh who was assassinated last month.
The USS Georgia is the first submarine to be loaded with missiles and was accompanied by two American warships as it entered the Persian Gulf on Monday.