Iran naval drills underway amid tensions with U.S.

FILE PHOTO: A staff member removes the Iranian flag from the stage during the Iran nuclear talks at the Vienna International Center in Vienna, Austria July 14, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States believes Iran has started carrying out naval exercises in the Gulf, apparently moving up the timing of annual drills amid heightened tensions with Washington, U.S. officials told Reuters on Thursday. One U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said possibly more than 100 vessels were involved in the drills, […]

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