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Iran unveils warship, missile launchers amid regional tensions   

With the 2,100-ton vessel added to its fleet along with nearly 100 missile-launching boats, Iran appears to be flexing its muscles at sea.  
An undated image of Shahid Mahdavi.

TEHRAN — Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) added a new warship and scores of missile-launching fast boats to its naval fleet in the Persian Gulf on Thursday. 

The ocean-cruising ship, dubbed Shahid Mahdavi, was inaugurated by the IRGC's chief Maj. Gen. Gen. Hossein Salami and its naval commander, Rear Adm. Alireza Tangsiri, at a ceremony in the southern port of Bandar Abbas. 

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