Iran To Release Animated Film Depicting Destruction Of The U.S. Navy
A new full-length feature film soon to be released in Iran depicts the U.S. Navy getting destroyed by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards during an armed confrontation.
The movie, titled “Battle of Persian Gulf II,” has been in the making for four years but is set to be released in late February, amid high tensions between the two countries.
“I hope that the film shows Trump how American soldiers will face a humiliating defeat if they attack Iran,” the film’s director, Farhad Azima said in a phone interview with Reuters.
The beginning of the film shows a U.S. attack on an Iranian nuclear reactor and the U.S. Navy attacking several locations in Iran.
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps retaliates against the United States and destroys several of their warships.
“They all sink and the film ends as the American ships have turned into an aquarium for fishes at the bottom of the sea,” Azima added.
The film featured the Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force leader, Qassem Soleimani, commanding the defensive operation against U.S. forces.
In one of the scenes in the trailer, after missiles began striking their targets, the character says, “When you enter hell, tell them ‘Qassem sent me.'”
Reuters reported that after Azima asked to use Soleimani’s name in the film, sources close to him told the director to keep the character but drop the name.
Azima said that he created the film with hopes of countering U.S. “propaganda” depicted in video games and Hollywood films.
“Hollywood has created many films against Iran; There are many computer games in which U.S. soldiers conquer our country. We made this film as an answer to that propaganda,” Azima said.
The news of the film comes as President Trump met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who has called for the U.S. to have a stronger stance against Iran. Both Netanyahu and President Trump are critics of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
“I will do more to prevent Iran from ever developing — I mean ever developing — a nuclear weapon,” Trump said at a news conference on Wednesday.
Trump responded to an IRGC missile test last month by imposing new sanctions on Iran and putting the Islamic Republic “on notice.”