Iran warned a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier to stay out of the Persian Gulf on Tuesday, just a day after Iran completed naval exercises in the Strait of Hormuz. In the latest episode of saber-rattling toward the West, Iran tested two short and medium range missiles on Monday. A U.S. Navy aircraft carrier moved into the area in response to the exercises. Iran's army chief threatened to attack the ship if it returns. Iran said during the drills that if the West imposed sanctions on its oil exports, it would close the Strait of Hormuz, the source of 40 percent of the world's oil shipments.
Meanwhile, France is upping the pressure on Iran, urging the European Union on Tuesday to impose stricter sanctions on Tehran.
James Reynolds, correspondent for the BBC, reports on the latest.