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Armada of British naval power massing in the Gulf as Israel prepares an Iran strike

Posted By yihan On September 16, 2012 @ 2:22 am In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

Sean Rayment
London Telegraph [1]
Sunday, September 16, 2012

An armada of US and British naval power is massing in the Persian Gulf in the belief that Israel is considering a pre-emptive strike against Iran’s covert nuclear weapons programme.

Battleships, aircraft carriers, minesweepers and submarines from 25 nations are converging on the strategically important Strait of Hormuz in an unprecedented show of force as Israel and Iran move towards the brink of war.

Western leaders are convinced that Iran will retaliate to any attack by attempting to mine or blockade the shipping lane through which passes around 18 million barrels of oil every day, approximately 35 per cent of the world’s petroleum traded by sea.

A blockade would have a catastrophic effect on the fragile economies of Britain, Europe the United States and Japan, all of which rely heavily on oil and gas supplies from the Gulf.

Full story here. [1]


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[1] London Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iran/9545597/Armada-of-British-naval-power-massing-in-the-Gulf-as-Israel-prepares-an-Iran-strike.html

[2] Iran Responds to Massive U.S. Armada Gathering in the Persian Gulf: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-responds-to-massive-u-s-armada-gathering-in-the-persian-gulf.html

[3] U.S., allies in Gulf naval exercise as Israel, Iran face off: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-allies-in-gulf-naval-exercise-as-israel-iran-face-off.html

[4] Three major US naval strike forces due this week in Persian Gulf: http://www.prisonplanet.com/three-major-us-naval-strike-forces-due-this-week-in-persian-gulf.html

[5] Senator Levin Calls for Naval Blockade of Iran: http://www.prisonplanet.com/senator-levin-calls-for-naval-blockade-of-iran.html

[6] UH OH: Israel Now Thinks It Can Smoke Iran–And May Be Considering A Pre-Emptive Strike: http://www.prisonplanet.com/uh-oh-israel-now-thinks-it-can-smoke-iran-and-may-be-considering-a-pre-emptive-strike.html

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