IRNA quoted Haddad as saying the fleet is approaching U.S. maritime borders for the first time. The Islamic Republic considers the move as a response to U.S. naval deployments near its own coastlines. The U.S. Navy’s 5th fleet is based in Bahrain, just across the Persian Gulf.
Oddly enough, we would defend their right to do this, as long as they don’t violate our treaty-defined territorial waters.
And we can always blow them to smithereens if that should become necessary.