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Iran bars passage of arms through strategic strait
Iran said Friday it would no longer permit passage through the Strait of Hormuz of ships laden with munitions for Iraq. In an address to the UN General Assembly, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Vellayati also warned that ''any misguided adventure'' detrimental to Iran's vital interests would immediately result in the closing of the strait and stoppage of the flow of oil from the region.