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US says Iran Playing Dangerous Game in Persian Gulf

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31 Aug 2016
US says Iran Playing Dangerous Game in Persian Gulf
General Joseph Votel, head of U.S. Central Command, told reporters during a briefing Tuesday that recent at-sea activities by Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps patrol boats in the Persian Gulf have been “provocative” and “unsafe” adding "I am concerned about...rogue Iranian Quds force naval commanders who are operating in a provocative manner and are trying to test us."

In related news, the office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel released a letter Tuesday deploring various domestic and international policies of the clerical regime in Teheran and declaring that normalization of relations with Berlin was contingent on Iran’s recognition of Israel.

Here is a video offering some analysis of life inside Iran

 

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