Iranian Navy boats take part in maneuvers during the "Velayat-90" navy exercises in the Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran on January 3, 2012, the End day of ten-day war games. Iran's military warned one of the US navy's biggest aircraft carriers to keep away from the Gulf, in an escalating showdown over Tehran's nuclear drive that could pitch into armed confrontation.
AFP PHOTO/JAMEJAMONLINE/EBRAHIM NOROOZI (Photo credit should read EBRAHIM NOROOZI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Playing Chicken in the Strait of Hormuz

Two weeks ago, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard seized a Danish-owned freighter in the Strait of Hormuz. After firing shots across the ship’s bow, the Iranian militants forced the Marshall Islands-flagged vessel to put into an Iranian port.

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