Kanye on the road
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.