President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad criticises foreign presence in the Gulf and the strategic Strait of Hormuz.
Just about the best negotiating tool that Iran can use in its standoff with the rest of the world is its often-repeated threat to shut the Strait of Hormuz, the narrow strip of water where the Persian Gulf meets the Arabian Sea.
China has taken over management of a major port in Pakistan in a move that gives it a potential naval base close to the Strait of Hormuz, reports Reuters. China paid most of the $248 million used to build the port of Gwadar on the Arabian Sea, aiming to slash...
WASHINGTON – A nuclear-powered U.S. attack submarine struck a suspected fishing vessel shortly after passing through the Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf on Thursday, damaging one of the submarine’s [...]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A nuclear-powered U.S. attack submarine struck a suspected fishing vessel shortly after passing through the Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf on Thursday, damaging one of the submarine's periscopes but injuring no one, a Navy official said on the condition of anonymity. Show More Summary
TEHRAN, Iran — In an aggressive move, the Iranian military warned several foreign surveillance planes during military exercises in the Strait of Hormuz this past week. Iran is continuing to be aggressive toward any foreign presence and their recent military exercises are a show of strength to the international community. The contentious Strait of Hormuz [...]
Iranian Navy launched a 6-day massive drill in its southern waters on Friday, local satellite Press TV reported. The naval drills, dubbed Velayat 91, or Guardianship 91, are being carried out in the Strait of Hormuz, the Sea of Oman, north of the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Aden and Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, Iran’s Navy Commander [...]
Iran has warned off foreign surveillance planes that have tried to approach its forces during naval drills in the Strait of Hormuz, an Iranian military spokesman said on Tuesday.The drills, which began on Friday, are aimed at showcasing...Show More Summary
(TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran says it has tested advanced anti-ship missiles in the final day of a naval drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, the passageway for one-fifth of the world’s oil supply. State TV says “Ghader”, or “Capable”, a missile with a range of 200 kilometers (120 miles), was among the weapons used Tuesday. Show More Summary
Iran's navy says it has test-fired a range of weapons during ongoing maneuvers near the Strait of Hormuz, the passageway for one-fifth of the world's oil supply.The Monday report by the official IRNA news agency quotes exercise spokesman Adm. Show More Summary
Iran’s navy said Monday it test-fired a range of weapons during ongoing maneuvers near the Strait of Hormuz, the passageway for one-fifth of the world’s oil supply. IRNA quoted Adm. Amir Rastgari, spokesman for the exercise, as saying the Iranian-made air defense system Raad, or Thunder, was among the weapons tested, along with various torpedoes [...]
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As we reported previously, today Iran decided to launch a rather impromptu "massive" naval drill dubbed the Velayat 91, which will take place in the Oman Sea, North of Indian Ocean, in the Persian Gulf and East of Strait of Hormuz, and...Show More Summary
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