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Iran prepares for Israeli strike this autumn

Today, Iran says its troops in Syria may intervene militarily if Syria is attacked, while it plans military exercises in preparation for Israeli strike on its nuclear facilities. And British naval power is massing in the Gulf as Israel prepares to strike.

U.S. Navy ship fires on boat in Persian Gulf

The USNS Rappahannock has fired on a vessel in the Persian Gulf today after that vessel refused to heed warnings. One person has been killed and three injured.

Iran says ‘insecure’ world if attacked by U.S. or Israel

Tehran - Countering current United States war rhetoric against Iran, a prominent Iranian government official has stated his country will “make the world insecure,” forcing American service personnel to leave the Middle East region in order to save their lives.

Iran warns Gulf nations about increasing oil exports

Tehran - Iran has sent a warning to its Gulf neighbors that they will be held responsible for any attempt to substitute Iranian oil and to cover the shortfall resulting from sanctions against Iranian oil.

Op-Ed: U.S. warns Iran that closing Strait of Hormuz will 'cross a line'

Sydney - The U.S. has now formally told Iran that closure of the Straits of Hormuz, a major bottleneck point for Gulf shipping, will result in U.S. countermeasures. The possibilities exist for escalation, but so far “blunt” describes the dialogue.

Iran warns U.S. not to return aircraft carrier to Gulf region

Tehran - Iran issued a warning to the United States on Tuesday not to return one of its aircraft carriers to the Persian Gulf region, stating “it will not repeat its warning.”

Op-Ed: Iran and the U.S. team up for an exciting 2012

Washington - There is little doubt the American public will be enraptured with the 2012 election, already in operation for the last 10 months, but the real story this coming year will center on a 34 mile-wide strip of water called the Strait of Hormuz.

Iran warns US over Strait of Hormuz

As threats and warnings pass between Iran and the U.S. regarding sanctions and the potential block of the Strait of Hormuz, oil prices have begun to increase.

US issues its threat to Iran not to close the Strait of Hormuz

First, Iran threatened to shut down the Strait of Hormuz if the West goes ahead with sanctions against it. Now, the U.S. Is making its own threat about what it will do if Iran closes the Strait.

Iran prepared to block oil shipments through Strait of Hormuz

Iranian officials have warned that if further sanctions are imposed on Iran they will use their capability to block the vital oil route of the Strait of Hormuz.

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The Strait of Hormuz pictured on the right side of this satellite image.
The Strait of Hormuz pictured on the right side of this satellite image.
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Strait of Hormuz between Iran and Oman
Strait of Hormuz between Iran and Oman

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