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The Latest: Some allies skeptical about US claims on Iran

May 15, 2019 - Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the United States and Iran (all times local):

9:50 p.m.

Some U.S. allies are expressing skepticism about the Trump administration's claims that Iran poses a growing threat in the Persian Gulf and beyond.

British Maj. Gen. Chris Ghika, a senior officer in the U.S.-backed coalition fighting the Islamic State group, says "there's been no increased threat from Iranian-backed forces in Iraq and Syria."

U.S. Central Command has responded by sayin...