Iran denies it harassed US ships in Persian Gulf

September 12, 2016 5:01 AM

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U.S. claims about Iranian vessels veering dangerously close to American warships were exaggerated and stemmed from fear of Iran’s power, a spokesman for Iran’s armed forces said Sunday.

“The Islamic Republic’s vessels always act in full awareness of international rules and regulations and based on defined norms,” Brig. Gen. Masoud Jazayeri said, according to the official Islamic Republic News Agency. “Therefore the [American] claims are not only untrue, but stem from their fear of ...

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