In a recent development, Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy announced the departure of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, a major US aircraft carrier, from the strategically vital Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz. The IRGC naval forces closely monitored the carrier's movements during its brief 20-day presence in the region, emphasizing that its deployment, ostensibly to prevent potential escalations, yielded no operational outcomes for the United States.
Tangsiri stated that the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower provided responses to all inquiries and intelligence requests from the IRGC Navy's air traffic control center in the Strait of Hormuz. He dismissed the deployment as serving propaganda purposes, suggesting that the fragile maritime situation in the region is tied to the conflict in Palestine, where the Israeli regime's actions in the besieged Gaza Strip have stirred tensions.
The United States had dispatched two major aircraft carriers to the region, citing the need to prevent regional hostilities and protect Israel and its allies from potential threats. Meanwhile, US navy forces faced challenges in fending off attacks by Yemeni resistance forces on Israeli-linked ships passing through the Red Sea ports.
The withdrawal of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower comes against a backdrop of heightened geopolitical tensions in the region, with maritime security and the ongoing conflict in Palestine contributing to the complex dynamics.