Eight major maritime chokepoints, through which oil tankers transit, exist globally. Seventeen million barrels of oil daily pass through one of them—the Strait of Hormuz. Located off the coast of Iran, situated between the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, uninterrupted oil flow through it provides an energy lifeline for Asia and Europe. Little publicized, however, […]
News from late last week that Iran had threatened to close oil shipping lanes in the Strait of Hormuz if the U.S. proceeds with further military drills is disturbing enough, but it also provokes questions about actions China could also take in the not to distance future in the South [...]
Recently, Tehran announced it may close the Strait of Hormuz if the US continues "threatening" passage through the strategic sea passage.
US operations in and near the Strait of Hormuz will continue despite Iran’s recent threat to close the strategic strait in response to US-led maritime drills in the region, Department of Defense spokesperson Peter Cook said during a press briefing on Thursday.
The comments by Gen. Hossein Salami follow a long history of rhetoric and confrontation between Iran and the U.S. over the strait.
The deputy commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps warned on Wednesday that Tehran may close the Strait of Hormuz, if the United States continues "threatening" passages through the strategic choke point.
Military commander says the US and its allies could be denied access to vital passageway if they 'threaten' Tehran.
Saudi Arabia is planning to build a canal that will connect the Arabian Gulf and the Arabian Sea bypassing the Strait of Hormuz controlled by the Iranians. Since the canal would pass the Shia territories in Yemen, Riyadh needs to take the country under full military control, Craig Murray notes.
Iran's navy warned a U.S. warship to leave an area where Iran has been conducting a naval drill near the narrow Strait of Hormuz.
A US warship had to change its course after the Iranian destroyers sent him a warning to stay away from an area of the military drills near the Strait of Hormuz, local media reported on Wednesday.
By Will Dunham WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy released black-and-white video on Saturday it said was taken by an American helicopter showing an Iranian Revolutionary Guards vessel firing unguided rockets on Dec. 26 near warships including the aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman in the Strait of Hormuz. Show More Summary
Late last month, amid heightened tensions between Washington and Tehran, Iran conducted a live-fire exercise in the Strait of Hormuz in close proximity to the USS Harry Truman, one of Ash Carter’s fleet of aircraft carriers. The US called the incident a “provocation” as the rockets landed a mere 1,500 yards from two US ships. Show More Summary
The US Navy on Saturday released footage it said showed Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessels firing rockets near warships and commercial traffic in the strategic Strait of Hormuz late last month, a move raising tensions between the two...Show More Summary
The rockets came close to commercial traffic and three vessels that are part of a military coalition fighting the Islamic State, the United States Navy said.
The US is accusing Iran of "highly provocative" actions near the Persian Gulf—with live missiles. Officials say Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessels conducted a live fire exercise in the narrow Strait of Hormuz "in close proximity" to US ships over the weekend. As first reported by NBC News, Iranian officials...
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The Iranian navy conducted rocket tests last week near U.S. warships passing through the Strait of Hormuz, officials said, causing new tension between the two nations after a landmark nuclear deal.
A Pentagon official confirmed reports that an Iranian rocket was fired at a range close to a U.S. warship while it was in the Persian Gulf, as reported by CNN. As the USS Harry S. Truman was operating the Strait of Hormuz, Iranian Revolutionary Guards were administering a live-fire exercise in the same location. Show More Summary
FROM TEHRAN, WITH LOVE: U.S. Carrier Harry S. Truman Has Close Call With Iranian Rockets: The U.S. aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman came about 1,500 yards from an Iranian rocket in the Strait of Hormuz last week, two U.S. military officials told NBC News on Tuesday. As the Truman was transiting the strait, which […]
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian naval vessels conducted rocket tests last week near U.S. warships and commercial traffic passing through the Strait of Hormuz, the American military said Wednesday, causing new tension between...Show More Summary