US carrier enters Gulf amid sanctions threats toward Iran

Washington (AFP) – A US aircraft carrier passed the Strait of Hormuz to enter the Gulf Friday amid Washington threats to enforce “UN” sanctions without the backing of Security Council partners, the Navy announced.A strike group led by the USS Nimitz and including two guided-missile cruisers and a guided-missile destroyer sailed into the Gulf to operate and train with US partners and support the coalition fighting the Islamic State group, the US 5th Fleet said in a statement.”The Nimitz Strike Group has been operating in the 5th Fleet area of operations since July, and is at the peak of readine…

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