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Iran Ratchets Up Warnings to U.S. Over Tensions in Persian Gulf

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Iran vowed to target any U.S. military vessel that tries to endanger Iranian ships in the Persian Gulf, ramping up new frictions touched off by a hostile encounter at sea last week.

“If any vessel or any military unit of the terrorist forces of America seek to put the security of any of our military or non-military vessels in danger, that unit or vessel will be targeted,” Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander General Hossein Salami warned on Thursday. His comments to state TV were published by the corps’ official news website, Sepah News.