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Iran says warships sailing toward US to protest Persian Gulf build-up

Updated: 2014-02-10 08:03
By Agencies in Dubai and Teheran ( China Daily)

An Iranian naval officer said a number of warships have been ordered to approach US maritime borders as a response to Washington's stationing of US vessels in the Persian Gulf, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Saturday.

"Iran's military fleet is approaching the United States maritime borders, and this move has a message," the agency quoted Admiral Afshin Rezayee Haddad as saying.

Haddad, commander of the Iranian navy's northern fleet, said the vessels had started their voyage toward the Atlantic Ocean via "waters near South Africa", Fars reported.

Iran says warships sailing toward US to protest Persian Gulf build-up

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