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    US Navy to Accompany Every US-Flagged Ship Passing Through Strait of Hormuz

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    The United States Navy warships will now follow all US-flagged commercial vehicles passing through the Strait of Hormuz out of concern that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Navy ships could seize them, according to media reports on Thursday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US decision comes as a result of Iran seizing the US-flagged vessel, Maersk Kensington, on Friday, and another cargo ship flagged in the Marshall Islands, Maersk Tigris, on Tuesday, according to media reports.

    “US Navy warships will now accompany every US-flagged commercial vessel that passes through the Strait of Hormuz due to concerns that ships from Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps navy could try to seize a US cargo ship,” CNN said.

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