They’re all giddy about this, apparently:
An Iranian surveillance plane has recorded video and photographed a US aircraft carrier during Iran’s ongoing navy drill near a strategic waterway in the Persian Gulf, the official IRNA news agency reported.
The commander of Iran’s navy said the reconnaissance mission was proof that his fleet had “control over the moves by foreign forces” but it was unclear what intelligence could be derived from the grainy video, which was played triumphantly on state television.
“Control over the moves by foreign forces” by taping some video? They apparently define “control” differently than we do.
Here is the video. Decide if they’ve got control over the movement of the USS John Stennis:
I didn’t translate the news report, but it probably said the ship was fleeing for its life.