Posts Tagged ‘Strait of Hormuz’

US to keep pressure on Tehran – Panetta

Sunday, January 22, 2012 Comments off


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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…

New British warship sent to Gulf

Saturday, January 7, 2012 Comments off

Great Britain’s Royal Navy has sent one of its cutting-edge destroyers, HMS Daring, to the Persian Gulf to replace a frigate. The new ship is undetectable by radar.


Back in December, the Strait of Hormuz that connects the Gulf to the Arabian Sea saw the arrival of the American carrier group led by the USS John C.Stennis. Read more…

US criticizes Iran on Homuz statement

Thursday, December 29, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Dec. 29, 2011

The United States has criticized Iran’s warnings to block the Strait of Hormuz, calling it a direct threat.

State Department spokesperson Mark Toner said Tehran is trying to distract international attention away from the real issue of its continuing non-compliance on international nuclear obligations. Read more…

Iran threatens to close Hormuz Strait

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news Dec. 28, 2011
Iran threatens to close the Strait of Hormuz in the event its oil exports fall under international sanctions. IRNA news agency quoted Vice President Mohamed Reza Rahimi as saying on Tuesday that Tehran was prepared to respond in kind to any hostile actions against it. Read more…