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IRAN: U.S. Navy says Iran is not always truthful

July 10, 2008 | 11:38 am


If the Iranians doctored the photo of their supposed missile tests this week, it might not be the first time that they've altered images for propaganda value.

U.S. Navy commanders in the Persian Gulf say the Iranians have changed and recycled images to suggest they've got more speedboats, more guns and more mines ready to blockade the gulf than they actually have.

-- Tony Perry, in San Diego

Photo: An Iranian speedboat that allegedly harassed U.S. ships in the Persian Gulf in January zips along. Credit: U.S. Navy