Iran Attacks. Russia Conceals. Hizbollah Bleeds. Iran Tours Havana & Caracas. Malcolm Hoenlein, @Conf_of_pres. Ilan Berman. Nadav Pollak. Joseph Humire.

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Iran Attacks. Russia Conceals. Hizbollah Bleeds. Iran Tours Havana & Caracas. Malcolm Hoenlein, @Confofpres. Ilan Berman. Nadav Pollak. Joseph Humire.

“…Four of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) vessels "harassed" a U.S. warship on Tuesday near the Strait of Hormuz, a U.S. defense official said, amid Washington's concerns about Iran's posture in the Gulf and in the Syrian civil war. The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said on Wednesday that two of the Iranian vessels came within 300 yards of the USS Nitze in an incident that was "unsafe and unprofessional." The vessels harassed the destroyer by "conducting a high speed intercept and closing within a short distance of Nitze, despite repeated warnings," the official said. IRGC, the Islamic Republic's praetorian guard, is suspicious of U.S. military activity near Iran's borders and appears to be sticking to a familiar posture in the Gulf that predates last year's nuclear accord between Iran and six world powers, including the United States.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-military-idUSKCN10Z2OP

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