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'Not the New York Gulf': US-Iran war of words heats up

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said today that the United States should stay out of the Persian Gulf.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani meets Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (not pictured) in Tokyo, Japan, December 20, 2019. Charly Triballeau/Pool via REUTERS - RC2YYD9DLX7A

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said today that the Persian Gulf belongs to Iran and not the United States in the latest war of words between the two countries.

“The Americans should know that this waterway is called ‘the Persian Gulf,’” state-controlled Press TV quoted Rouhani as saying. “It is not called ‘the New York Gulf’ or ‘the Washington Gulf.’”

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