Kanye on the road

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The deputy com­man­der of Iran’s pow­er­ful Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Guard says Ira­nian forces will close the strate­gic Strait of Hor­muz to the US and its al­lies if they “threaten” the Is­lamic Repub­lic. Ira­nian state me­dia quoted Gen Hos­sein Salami, the act­ing com­man­der of the Guard, yes­ter­day re­gard­ing the strait, through which nearly a third of all oil traded by sea passes. Salami was quoted as say­ing: “If the Amer­i­cans and their re­gional al­lies want to pass through the Strait of Hor­muz and threaten us, we will not al­low any en­try.” Salami’s com­ments fol­low Supreme Leader Ay­a­tol­lah Ali Khamenei on Mon­day crit­i­cis­ing US mil­i­tary drills in the Ara­bian Gulf. The US Navy’s 5th Fleet, based in Bahrain, did not im­me­di­ately re­spond to a re­quest for com­ment. Kanye West is go­ing on tour in Septem­ber. The 38-year-old rap­per re­leased his lat­est al­bum, The Life of Pablo, in Fe­bru­ary and says he is plan­ning to tour the record later this year. He said: “You know my tour game is strong. My tour game is un­prece­dented. So we’re go­ing to go out in Septem­ber, I be­lieve, and we’re just work­ing on some of the ideas right now.” Kanye also claimed that he wants to in­spire young peo­ple and, de­spite get­ting in­volved in a num­ber of Twit­ter feuds over the past few months, hopes to pro­mote pos­i­tiv­ity.

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