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US Navy to Avoid Hormuz After Iran Threat to Close Strait

U.S. Defense Department spokesman Colonel Steven Warren says U.S. warships have stopped accompanying U.S. and British-flagged commercial vessels through the Strait of Hormuz.  The move came after Iran threatened to close the waterway to U.S. and allied vessels. The threat to close the Strait of Hormuz follows an announcement last week by Iran’s naval commander, Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, that his country would hold maneuvers in the Persian Gulf in the near future. The deputy head...

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