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Iran plans new maneuvers in Hormuz Strait in February

Posted By admin On January 6, 2012 @ 4:10 am In World News | Comments Disabled

January 6, 2012

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) will hold new naval exercises in the Strait of Hormuz in February, state-run Press TV quoted a military commander as saying on Friday.

The Guards’ Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said the drill would be “different compared to previous exercises held by the IRGC,” Press TV reported but gave no further details. The last drill in the vital oil shipping lane ended on Monday.

On Wednesday, Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi continued Tehran’s heated rhetoric against the West, decrying the presence of foreign military forces near the Strait of Hormuz.

“The presence of extra-regional powers in the Persian Gulf is unhelpful and damaging and their presence has no result other than turbulence in the region,” he told reporters following a cabinet meeting, according to a Tehran Times report.

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[1] REUTERS AND JPOST.COM: http://www.jpost.com/IranianThreat/News/Article.aspx?id=252498

[2] West plans to tap oil reserves if Iran blocks Strait of Hormuz: http://www.prisonplanet.com/west-plans-to-tap-oil-reserves-if-iran-blocks-strait-of-hormuz.html

[3] U.S. warns Iran not to block Strait of Hormuz: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-warns-iran-not-to-block-strait-of-hormuz.html

[4] Iran begins war games in Strait of Hormuz: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-begins-war-games-in-strait-of-hormuz.html

[5] Iran Denies Blocking Strait of Hormuz: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-denies-blocking-strait-of-hormuz.html

[6] Iran navy starts 10-day wargame in Strait of Hormuz: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-navy-starts-10-day-wargame-in-strait-of-hormuz.html

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