Iran threatens Hormuz closure

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Iranian General Threatens to Shut Down Straits of Hormuz if U.S. “Makes a Small Mistake”

An Iranian general threatened to close the strategic Straits of Hormuz if the United States “makes a small mistake,” echoing a threat made two months ago by the deputy commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Iranian media reportedon Tuesday.

“If the enemy makes a small mistake, we will shut the Strait of Hormuz, kill their sedition in the bud and endanger the arrogant powers’ interests,” said Brig. Gen. Ali Shadmani, deputy chief of staff of the Iranian army. His remarks were similar to those made by IRGC deputy commander Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami, who said in May, “If the Americans and their regional allies want to pass through the Strait of Hormuz and threaten us, we will not allow any entry.”

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