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  1/3/2012, Tevet 8, 5772

Iran to US: Don't Return Aircraft Carrier to Gulf

The commander of Iran's army warned the United States, Tuesday, not to return one of its aircraft carriers to the Persian Gulf, adding that the warning would not be repeated. The carrier had left the 5th Fleet's base in Bahrain last week, as Iran held naval exercises in the area.

Brigadier General Ataollah Salehi said his country would take steps if the U.S. decided to send forces to the gulf in spite of this.