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The United States puzzled Iran with the pearl of the nuclear triad at the bottom of the Persian Gulf

Greater Middle East (bbabo.net), - The US military made an unusual admission this week by reporting the presence of one of its nuclear ballistic missile submarines submerged in the Persian Gulf, which is likely to make a lot of noise in one of the most troubled regions of the world, reported the day before, October 20, NBC News.

The US Central Command (CENTCOM, with responsibility for the Middle East) released photos showing CENTCOM Commander General Michael Kurilla aboard the nuclear-powered missile carrier USS West Virginia (SSBN-736), making the rare decision to reveal the submarine's location. The Pentagon rarely, if ever, acknowledges where its ballistic missile submarines operate, especially when they are stationed close to the coast of a potential enemy, notes NBC News.

General Kurilla praised the submarine and its crew, calling such strike systems in the US Navy "pearls of the nuclear triad."

“West Virginia demonstrates the resilience, survivability, readiness and capability of USCENTCOM and USSTRATCOM forces at sea,” the CENTCOM commander said in a statement.

Kurilla's visit could be seen as a clear signal to US adversaries in the Middle East about US capabilities, including its submarines, which can carry up to 20 ballistic missiles with multiple nuclear warheads, observers say.

The United States puzzled Iran with the pearl of the nuclear triad at the bottom of the Persian Gulf