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Iran Denies Blocking Strait of Hormuz

Posted By yihan On December 30, 2012 @ 7:45 am In World News | Comments Disabled

RIA Novosti [1]
December 30, 2012

Iran has rejected Western media reports it is planning to close the Strait of Hormuz during six-day naval drills.

The Iranian Navy launched the exercise on Friday in the Strait of Hormuz rehearsing border protection and piracy control operations. The drills, dubbed Velayat 91, will be carried out in the Strait of Hormuz, the Sea of Oman, the northern portion of the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Aden and the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, Navy commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said.

Navy spokesman Rear Admiral Amir Rastegari denied media reports that the Navy has issued any warning to foreign vessels.

“The Navy has issued no warnings [about the closure]. Under international regulations, notification is to be sent to ships passing by during any military drill in order to prevent potential damage,” Press TV quoted him as saying.

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