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Iran's Guard plans Strait of Hormuz maneuvers

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard plans to hold naval maneuvers in the strategic Strait of Hormuz late this month or early in the next, a move that's likely to heighten tension at a time when the West is at a standoff with Iran over its nuclear program.

 

A report by the official Iran News Agency quoted the Revolutionary Guard's naval chief, Admiral Morteza Saffari, as saying the war games at Hormuz were designed to show the force's "comprehensive power and readiness for confronting any probable threat." (AP)