Iran stages war games, boats hit mock-up U.S. ship

February 25, 2015 10:27 AM

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Iran stages war games, boats hit mock-up U.S. ship

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards staged war games in the Strait of Hormuz on Wednesday, including a gunboat attack on a model U.S. warship, in Tehran's latest display of military muscle in a Gulf shipping channel vital to world oil exports.

The Shi'ite Muslim Islamic Republic sees the Gulf, between Iran and the Sunni Arab states, as its own backyard and believes it has a legitimate interest in expanding its influence there.

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