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Fake U.S. Ship Spotted In Gulf Is A Movie Set, Iranian Media Says

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March 23, 2014 AT 12:45 PM
Iranian media said on Sunday that a replica of a U.S. aircraft carrier spotted near the coast of Iran is nothing more sinister than a movie set. The New York Times, quoting U.S. intelligence, said last week that the Iranians were building a mock-up of a U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, possibly so they could then blow it up for propaganda purposes. Satellite photos showed what looked like one of the U.S. Navy's Nimitz-class aircraft carriers, complete with planes, rising from Iran's Gachin shipyard, near the port of Bandar Abbas.