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Iranian Vessel Points Weapon at U.S. Helicopter – Officials

By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON, Nov 29 – A small Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard vessel pointed its weapon at a U.S. military helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, two U.S. defense officials told Reuters on Monday, an action they described as “unsafe and unprofessional.” The incident is the latest in a series of similar

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Behind the Scenes of U.S. Sailors’ Release from Iran

By Warren Strobel and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, Jan 14 – Iran’s detention of 10 U.S. sailors on Tuesday set off a furious round of meetings in both Washington and Tehran. Anxious officials in both capitals had the same goal: to ensure the incident did not torpedo a historic nuclear accord between two countries with a

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Iran Release U.S. Sailors After Brief Detention

By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin and Sam Wilkin DUBAI, Jan 13  – Iran released ten U.S. sailors on Wednesday after holding them overnight, bringing a swift end to an incident that had rattled nerves days ahead of the expected implementation of a landmark nuclear accord between Tehran and world powers. Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said

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Iran Holds 10 American Sailors; U.S. Expects Their Prompt Return

By Phil Stewart and Parisa Hafezi WASHINGTON/BEIRUT, Jan 13 – Iran detained 10 U.S. sailors aboard two U.S. Navy boats in the Gulf on Tuesday in an incident that rattled nerves days ahead of the expected implementation of a landmark nuclear accord with Tehran. Late on Tuesday, a U.S. defense official said plans were in

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Russia Says Fired Warning Shots at Turkish Ship To Avoid Collision

MOSCOW, Dec 13 – The Russian Defense Ministry said on Sunday one of its warships, the destroyer Smetlivy, had been forced to fire warning shots at a Turkish vessel in the Aegean Sea to avoid a collision and that it had summoned the Turkish military attache over the incident. It said in a statement that

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