Report: Iran tells departed US carrier to ‘stay out’ of Persian Gulf’

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Islamic Republic’s army chief warns US to keep its aircraft carriers out of Persian Gulf waters, says warning will not be repeated

News agencies

Published: 01.03.12, 10:30 / Israel News

Iran’s army chief told the United States that a Iran will not repeat its warning … the enemy’s carrier has been moved to the Sea of Oman because of Iran test-fires long range missiles

“I advise, recommend and warn them (the Americans) over the return of this carrier to the Persian Gulf because we are not in the habit of warning more than once,” the semi-official Fars news agency quoted Salehi as saying.

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Iran’s military drill in Gulf 9Photo: MCT)

Salehi did not name the aircraft carrier or give details of the action Iran might take if it returned.

Iran completed 10 days of naval exercises in the Gulf on Monday, and said during the drills that if foreign powers imposed sanctions on its crude exports it could shut the Strait of Hormuz, through which 40 percent of the world’s traded oil is shipped.

 

The US Fifth Fleet, which is based in Bahrain, said

 

Meanwhile, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said on Tuesday that Iran was continuing to develop nuclear weapons and called for stronger sanctions against Tehran.

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