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January 27, 2016 10:57 am

Iran Warns US Warship to Leave Waters Near Strait of Hormuz

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US Navy fleet in the Strait of Hormuz. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

US Navy fleet in the Strait of Hormuz. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Iran’s navy warned a US warship on Wednesday to leave waters near the Strait of Hormuz where the Iranians were testing submarines, destroyers and missile launchers, news agencies reported.

The commander of Iran’s fleet, Rear-Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, told Tasnim news agency the US ship was trying to collect information in the Sea of Oman — an area close to the Strait, a vital oil and gas shipping route — and said it left quickly after the alert.

Read full story at Reuters.

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