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Thu Jan 16, 2020, 12:47 AM

US warns vessels transiting Persian Gulf

US warns vessels transiting Persian Gulf amid tensions with Iran
The Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The United States on Tuesday warned of threats to commercial vessels in and around the Persian Gulf in the wake of its confrontation with Iran.

Tensions have soared since the U.S. airstrike earlier this month that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s top general and the architect of its regional military activities. Iran responded by firing ballistic missiles at U.S. troops in Iraq, without wounding anyone, and accidentally shot down a Ukrainian jetliner near Tehran, killing all 176 on board.

“Heightened military activity and increased political tensions in this region continue to pose serious threats to commercial vessels,” the U.S. said in a maritime warning. “Associated with these threats is a potential for miscalculation or misidentification that could lead to aggressive actions.”

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https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2020/01/15/us-warns-vessels-transiting-persian-gulf-amid-tensions-with-iran/

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