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Old 08-31-2018, 08:55   #8
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Iran claims it controls Strait of Hormuz, prompting Pompeo denial

The head of the navy of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, Gen. Alireza Tangsiri, said that Iran had full control of both the Persian Gulf itself and the Strait of Hormuz that leads into it, Reuters reported.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responded Monday night: "The Islamic Republic of Iran does not control the Strait of Hormuz. The Strait is an international waterway. The United States will continue to work with our partners to ensure freedom of navigation and free flow of commerce in international waterways."
The Iranians just cannot accept the fact that in a naval engagement with the US they are going to lose everything. Or its just the usual saber rattling they have to do every few years to keep the peasants happy,.
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