US sends reinforcements to Gulf amid Iran tensions

Naval ship deployed to Gulf in latest step of gradual US build-up; move follows string of hawkish Iranian statements.

By REUTERS
July 7, 2012 18:25
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US aircraft carrier in Strait of Hormuz [file]

US Naval aircraft carrier in Strait of Hormuz 370. (photo credit: REUTERS)

DUBAI - A US navy ship that had been slated for decommissioning has been sent instead to the Gulf to help mine-clearing operations, the US Fifth Fleet based in Bahrain said, the latest move in a


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