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Ships from 30 nations sweep mines in Persian Gulf in warning to Tehran

Posted By admin On September 18, 2012 @ 6:22 am In World News | Comments Disabled

UMBERTO BACCHI
International Business Times [1]
September 18, 2012

British warships have joined a major naval exercise in the Persian Gulf as tensions between Israel and Iran over Tehran’s nuclear power programme increase.

British forces are taking part in a joint operation conducted by the navies of more than 30 countries to sweep the area – a major transit point of maritime trade – clean of mines.

“The UK is committed to a standing presence in the Gulf to ensure freedom of navigation in international waters such as the Straits of Hormuz,” said defence secretary Philip Hammond.

“Disruption to sailing in the strait would threaten regional and economic growth. Any attempt by Iran to do this would be illegal and unsuccessful.”

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[1] International Business Times: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/385525/20120918/naval-exercise-gulf-iran-israel-nuclear-tension.htm

[2] Saber-rattling in Persian Gulf Escalates: http://www.prisonplanet.com/saber-rattling-in-persian-gulf-escalates.html

[3] US Nuclear Sub Heads Towards Persian Gulf: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-nuclear-sub-heads-towards-persian-gulf.html

[4] U.S. moving submersibles to Persian Gulf to oppose Iran: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-moving-submersibles-to-persian-gulf-to-oppose-iran.html

[5] Video of US carrier filmed from Iran plane during drill in Persian Gulf: http://www.prisonplanet.com/video-of-us-carrier-filmed-from-iran-plane-during-drill-in-persian-gulf.html

[6] Iran rules out terrorist attack on Japanese tanker in Persian Gulf: official: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-rules-out-terrorist-attack-on-japanese-tanker-in-persian-gulf-official.html

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