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Iran Spots Foreign Submarine During Drill Amid Tension With U.S.

  • Iran says submarine left shortly after being seen by its navy
  • U.S. deployed submarine USS Georgia to the region last month

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.