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U.S. warns Iran not to block Strait of Hormuz

Posted By admin On December 29, 2011 @ 2:24 am In World News | Comments Disabled

AFP [1]
December 29, 2011

The United States warned Iran on Wednesday against any attempt to disrupt shipping in the Strait of Hormuz, after Tehran issued threats over the vital oil route.

“Interference with the transit… of vessels through the Strait of Hormuz will not be tolerated,” said Pentagon press secretary George Little.

Iran’s Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi has threatened to close the strait if the West imposed more sanctions on Iran as the country’s navy held exercises in international waters to the east of the channel.

Rahimi warned on Tuesday that “not a drop of oil will pass through the Strait of Hormuz” if the West broadened sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program.

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[1] AFP: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/12/28/u-s-warns-iran-not-to-block-strait-of-hormuz/

[2] Iran could easily block vital oil route, admiral warns: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-could-easily-block-vital-oil-route-admiral-warns.html

[3] 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

[4] 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

[5] Iran Has Ability to Block Strait of Hormuz, U.S. General Dempsey Tells CBS: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-has-ability-to-block-strait-of-hormuz-u-s-general-dempsey-tells-cbs.html

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

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