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    Iranian Navy boats take part in maneuvers during the Velayat-90 navy exercises in the Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran (File)

    Iranian Navy Fences Off US Warship Near Strait of Hormuz

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    A US warship had to change its course after the Iranian destroyers sent him a warning to stay away from an area of the military drills near the Strait of Hormuz, local media reported on Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the Fars News, citing local military officials, after receiving the warning the US warship immediately left the zone of a large-scale naval war game, codenamed Velayat 94.

    On January 12, ten US sailors were taken into custody after two US ships unlawfully entered Iranian territorial waters on their way to Bahrain.

    A source in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps told Sputnik the following day that the vessels entered Iranian territorial waters because they had experienced technical problems.

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