Iranian authorities have claimed that they spotted and filmed a U.S. aircraft carrier near the Strait of Hormuz.

The Strait of Hormuz, the strategic oil-transit channel, has become the latest focal point of tensions between Iran and the United States.

"Closing the Strait of Hormuz for Iran's armed forces is really easy," Iran's navy chief Habibulah Sayari said.

The strait is currenly being used by the Iranian Navy for 10 days of military drills.

Check out the pictures of the U.S. aircraft carrier, which were shot from an Iranian surveillance plane.

Iran is threatening to close the Strait of Hormuz. U.S. officials suggest Iran is bluffing. But Iran's behavior has been less predictable this year.Reuters
Iranian authorities have claimed that they spotted and filmed a U.S. aircraft carrier near the Strait of Hormuz, leading to rising tension between the two countries.Reuters
Pictured is a U.S. aircraft carrier that Iranian authorities claim to have spotted and filmed near the Strait of Hormuz.Reuters
Iranian armed forces participate in military maneuvers in the Sea of Oman near the Strait of Hormuz that are part of the 10-day war game named Velayat-90.Reuters
Iran has reiterated on Wednesday that the United States will face the full might of its military forces if the latter insists on staying in the Persian Gulf region. The tensions have pushed oil prices higher.REUTERS
Iranian Navy Commander Habibulah Sayari gestures to indicate the country's military capabilities during the Velayat-90 war game in the Sea of Oman near the Strait of Hormuz.Reuters
Iranian armed forces are put through their paces during the Velayat-90 war game in the Sea of Oman near the Strait of Hormuz.Reuters