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25 May, Saturday


Two US ships move to Persian Gulf amid Iran tension

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While the United States denies that it is seeking a military confrontation with Iran, the State Department ordered the evacuation of non-essential personnel from the US embassy in Baghdad and the consulate in Erbil, Iraq; later, the Netherlands and Germany suspended their mission to train Iraqi servicemen to handle security threats.

Two US guided-missile destroyers fitted with Tomahawk cruise missiles have entered the Persian Gulf, according to US two defence officials, US Naval Institute News reports.

Officials confirmed that the two vessels, the USS McFaul (DDG-74) and USS Gonzalez (DDG-66), passed through the Strait of Hormuz late this afternoon local time.

They added that the warships transited the Strait unchallenged by Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps Navy

 

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