Iran's Revolutionary Guards Monitors U.S. Aircraft Carrier With Drone

Iranian news agency says the Revolutionary Guards has successfully managed a surveillance flight over a U.S. aircraft carrier

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An Iranian Officer of Revolutionary Guards, with Israel flag drawn on his boots, is seen during graduation ceremony, held for the military cadets in a military academy, in Tehran, Iran June 30, 2018
An Iranian Revolutionary Guards officer, with an Israeli flag drawn on his boots, at a graduation ceremony in Tehran, Iran. June 30, 2018Credit: \ TASNIM NEWS AGENCY/ REUTERS

Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency is reporting that the country's powerful Revolutionary Guard has successfully managed a surveillance flight over a U.S. aircraft carrier.

The Saturday report shows footage apparently from a Guard drone that flew over the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and another U.S. warship in the Persian Gulf. The images show jet fighters parked on the carrier deck.

The report did not say the footage was shot.

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The development comes after the U.S. government earlier this month designated the Guard as a terrorist group to increase pressure on Iran and further isolate the country. Iran responded by labeling all U.S. forces as terrorists.

Lt. Chloe J. Morgan, a U.S. Naval Forces Central Command spokesperson, says the U.S. and its allies are committed to freedom of navigation in the Strait of Hormuz. She didn't elaborate.