Posts Tagged ‘Hormuz Strait’

Iran’s Supreme Leader decides whether to close Strait of Hormuz: military official

Monday, July 16, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  July  16,  2012

By  (Xinhua)

TEHRAN, July 15 — The chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces said Sunday Iran’s Supreme Leader has the final say on closing the Strait of Hormuz, one of the most crucial waterways for shipping crude oil.

Iran’s armed forces have contingency plans for every scenario, but whether to block the Strait of Hormuz will be decided by the Supreme Leader Seyyed Ali Khamenei, Major General Hassan Firouzabadi was quoted by Iran’s Press TV as saying. Read more…

Iran launches anti-air defenses exercises

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Feb. 21, 2012

Iran’s armed forces have launched large-scale military exercises aimed at boosting anti-air defenses protecting nuclear sites, the command of Iran’s anti-missile air defense forces said Monday. The four days maneuvers are to be held in the south of the country. Read more…

Iran warns of retaliation if attacked

Sunday, February 5, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Feb. 5, 2012

Iran to attack any location where attacks against Iran initiated: IRGC
 Iran warns of retaliation if attacked

Iran’s Fars news agency has quoted commander of the Guards of the Islamic Revolution General Hossein Salami as warning the countries that may lend their territory to an aggresor for launching an attack on Iran of immediate Iranian military retaliation. Read more…

NATO chief concerned over Iran’s threat

Friday, January 27, 2012 Comments off

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has expressed his concern over Iran’s threat to close a key sea lane for oil shipments. The move would be to counter the recently approved EU sanctions against the country. Read more…

U.S. to deploy more warships to Gulf in March

Thursday, January 26, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Jan 26, 2012

Photo: AFP

The U.S. plans to deploy a third convoy of warships led by USS Enterprise to the Gulf in March. Read more…

Boat capsizes in Iran, killing 17

Sunday, January 22, 2012 Comments off

Hormuz Strait. Photo: AFP

Seventeen people have died after a storm capsized a passenger boat off Iran`s southern coast. Read more…

US to keep pressure on Tehran – Panetta

Sunday, January 22, 2012 Comments off


Photo: EPA    

Washington will keep on imposing tougher sanctions on Tehran, Pentagon chief Leon Panetta said.

He added that the White House was also intended to keep 11 of its aircraft carriers on high alert despite defence budget cuts in order to be ready to repel possible threats coming from Iran. Read more…

IRAN:U.S. should be ready to resume talks with Iran without preconditions – Salehi

Thursday, January 19, 2012 Comments off

Ali Akbar Salehi. Photo: EPA

The United States should demonstrate readiness for nuclear talks with Iran without preconditions, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi announced on Thursday. Read more…

UAE to export oil around Hormuz

Monday, January 9, 2012 Comments off

An announcement in the United Arab Emirates says the country is to have a pipeline before July for exporting its oil around the Strait of Hormuz.

The daily capacity will be a million and a half barrels. The cost of the project is $3.2bn. Read more…

Iran determined to block Hormuz traffic

Sunday, January 8, 2012 Comments off

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Iran has renewed its threat to close the Strait of Hormuz in response to a possible oil embargo imposed on it by the European Union. Read more…