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May 4, 2016 9:35 am

Iran Threatens to Close Strait of Hormuz to US

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US Navy fleet in the Strait of Hormuz. An Iranian commander threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz to the US. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

US Navy fleet in the Strait of Hormuz, which Iran threatened to close to the US. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The deputy commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard said Iranian forces will close the strategic Strait of Hormuz to the United States and its allies if they “threaten” the Islamic Republic, Iranian state media reported on Wednesday.

The comments by Gen. Hossein Salami, carried on state television, follow a long history of both rhetoric and confrontation between Iran and the U.S. over the narrow strait, through which nearly a third of all oil traded by sea passes.

Read full story at The Associated Press.

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