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  • Iran vessels in 'high speed intercept' of U.S. ship: defense official

    08/24/2016 1:48:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 24, 2016 | Idrees Ali
    Four vessels from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps "harassed" a U.S. destroyer on Tuesday by carrying out a "high speed intercept" in the vicinity of the Strait of Hormuz ... came within 300 yards of the USS Nitze in an action that was "unsafe and unprofessional."
  • BREAKING: Iranian Regime Intercepts US Destroyer in Strait of Hormuz (VIDEO)

    08/24/2016 1:53:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 135 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/24/16 | Jim Hoft
    US defense officials confirmed Wednesday the Iranian regime attempted to intercept a US Destroyer in the Strait of Hormuz. Four Iranian ships harassed and carried out a “high speed intercept” in the strait of Hormuz. Four Iran Ships "Harassed" US Destroyer, Carried Out "High Speed Intercept" In Strait Of Hormuz https://t.co/V6oXq33T1a — THE SPARK of LIBERTY (@United_Ignited) August 24, 2016
  • Iran lashes out, threatens to shut Strait of Hormuz over GOP rep's bill

    05/07/2016 5:37:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 07, 2016 | Jennifer Griffin, Lucas Tomlinson
    Iran’s leaders voiced outrage this week — and even threatened to shut down the Strait of Hormuz — following a Republican congressman’s proposed legislation seeking a stronger response to Tehran’s recent provocative actions against the U.S. Navy in the Persian Gulf, including the capture of ten Navy sailors in January. A senior Revolutionary Guard commander threatened to shut down the entrance to the Persian Gulf, where one-third of the world’s oil exports passes each day, after learning about Virginia Rep. Randy Forbes’ bill. The bill, coming in response to an incident earlier this year in which the Iranian National Guard...
  • Iranian commander threatens to close Strait of Hormuz to US

    05/04/2016 1:36:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    Istrael Times ^ | 05/04/2016
    The remarks by the acting commander of the Guard also follow those of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei who on Monday criticized US activities in the Persian Gulf. It’s unclear whether that signals any new Iranian concern over the strait or possible confrontation with the US following its nuclear deal with world powers. The US Navy’s 5th Fleet, based in Bahrain, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. In his remarks, Salami said that “Americans should learn from recent historical truths,” likely referring to the January capture of 10 US sailors who entered Iranian waters. The sailors were...
  • Iran says warns U.S. warship to leave waters near Strait of Hormuz (and it did!)

    01/27/2016 5:09:46 AM PST · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 27, 2016
    Iran's navy warned a U.S. warship on Wednesday to leave waters near the Strait of Hormuz where the Iranians were testing submarines, destroyers and missile launchers, news agencies reported. The commander of Iran's fleet, Rear-Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, told Tasnim news agency the U.S. ship was trying to collect information in the Sea of Oman - an area close to the Strait, a vital oil and gas shipping route - and said it left quickly after the alert.
  • The Maersk Tigris game change: Iran’s big little maneuver in the Strait of Hormuz

    05/03/2015 9:32:17 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 8 replies
    libertyunyielding.com ^ | May 03,2015 | J.E. Dyer
    The game of international power dynamics has just shifted in a major way. It will take a little time for the consequences to be visible to the public eye. But I don’t think it will take that much time. We’re talking months, at most, if not weeks. Iran is getting no pushback from the “international community,” and is moving quickly now.
  • U.S. Sends Ships to Strait of Hormuz to Shield Vessels After Iran Seizure

    05/01/2015 5:20:43 AM PDT · by thackney · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 30, 2015 | MATTHEW ROSENBERG and DANNY HAKIM
    The Navy on Thursday began deploying warships to protect American commercial vessels passing through the Strait of Hormuz against any interference from Iran, which this week seized a cargo ship in the narrow waterway, though which about 20 percent of the world’s oil passes. Military officials said American warships and aircraft would maintain a presence in and around the strait and stay in contact with some American cargo ships traversing the sea lane, which separates the Persian Gulf from the Arabian Sea. But the officials drew a distinction between the new effort, which they characterized as “accompanying” commercial vessels, and...
  • First on CNN: Navy to escort U.S. commercial ships near Iran

    04/30/2015 12:05:24 PM PDT · by McGruff · 24 replies
    Commie News Network ^ | April 30, 2015 | Barbara Starr
    CNN has learned that U.S. Navy warships will now accompany every U.S.-flagged commercial vessel that passes through the Strait of Hormuz due to concerns that ships from Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps navy could try to seize a U.S. cargo ship. The classified plan was approved by the Pentagon Thursday, according to a senior defense official.
  • Arab intelligence: Iran's military is ready to close Strait of Hormuz if nuclear talks fail

    04/05/2015 12:55:40 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 62 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/5/15 - 2:50pm | IsraelBreaking
    Arab intelligence agencies tell European countries that Irans military is ready to close Strait of Hormuz if nuclear talks fail. - Ch. 10
  • Five Terror Suspects Flown to US from Britain

    10/06/2012 4:00:03 AM PDT · by Cindy · 14 replies
    VOA News - VOICE OF AMERICA ^ | Posted October 6th, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-4) | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Two U.S. planes have flown radical Muslim preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri and four other suspected terrorists to the United States, hours after Britain's High Court cleared the way for their extradition. The planes departed a Royal Air Force base immediately after the British High Court rejected last-minute appeals by Hamza and the others. The five had raised legal questions about human rights and prison conditions they expected to face in the United States. In rejecting the appeals, the British court cited an “overwhelming public interest” in seeing the extraditions carried out. Hamza is wanted on U.S. charges that include...
  • The US Navy And Allies Just Showed Iran Who Really Controls The Strait Of Hormuz

    09/29/2012 6:36:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/28/2012 | Robert Johnson
    The US Navy and allies just completed a 12-day mine clearing exercise in the Strait of Hormuz. While the military avoided mentioning the standoff with Iran, the message was clear. The allied nations were here and would do anything it takes to keep this critical 21-mile channel open. It was August when I put up a post saying I wanted to attend this week's Persian Gulf mine clearing exercise. After reporting Iran's incessant threats to mine the Strait of Hormuz and choke the global oil supply, I wanted some reality. I thought the words out of Iran would have a...
  • Iran Planning To Attack U.S. Warships In The Persian Gulf

    09/08/2012 9:46:04 AM PDT · by Fennie · 54 replies
    Examiner ^ | September 7, 2012
    A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) said the US navy is deeply fearful of Iran's naval power in the Persian Gulf, and added that Iran will not leave the US warships undamaged in case of a military move against the country. "I assure you that if the US warships do a foolish action, they won't leave the area (regional waters) unhurt," Commander of the IRGC Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said in a gathering in Iran's Northeastern holy city of Mashhad on Wednesday.
  • UAE starts up pipeline to bypass Strait of Hormuz

    07/16/2012 5:49:45 AM PDT · by thackney · 24 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | July 15, 2012 | Associated Press
    The United Arab Emirates on Sunday inaugurated a much-anticipated overland oil pipeline that bypasses the Strait of Hormuz, giving the OPEC member insurance against Iranian threats to block the strategic waterway. The 380-kilometer (236-mile) Abu Dhabi Crude Oil Pipeline snakes across western desert dunes and over the craggy Hajar mountains to the city of Fujairah on the UAE’s Indian Ocean coast, south of the strait. Until now, all Emirati exports were loaded in the Gulf and then sailed out through Hormuz. Once it is running at full capacity, the pipeline could allow the country, OPEC’s third biggest exporter, to ship...
  • US Quietly Bolstering Presence In Persian Gulf

    07/03/2012 4:03:53 AM PDT · by edpc · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3 July 2012 | JPost Staff
    The United States has quietly increased its military presence in the Persian Gulf to deter Tehran from attempting to shut the Strait of Hormuz, according to a New York Times report published Tuesday. Linking the Persian Gulf with the Indian Ocean, the Strait is used to transport about a fifth of the world’s oil on a daily basis, and the popular assessment within the IDF is that Iran – which borders the channel to the north and east – has the ability to shut it down if it so chooses.
  • Iran lawmakers prepare to close Hormuz Strait

    07/02/2012 5:15:21 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 19 replies
    RT ^ | 7/3/2012 | RT
    Iranian lawmakers have drafted a bill that would close the Strait of Hormuz for oil tankers heading to countries supporting current economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic. ­"There is a bill prepared in the National Security and Foreign Policy committee of Parliament that stresses the blocking of oil tanker traffic carrying oil to countries that have sanctioned Iran," Iranian MP Ibrahim Agha-Mohammadi told reporters. "This bill has been developed as an answer to the European Union's oil sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran."
  • Rethinking the Strait of Hormuz

    05/21/2012 9:21:36 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 37 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | May 2012 | CDR Daniel Dolan, USN
    If hostilities break out over any disruption of traffic through this busy sea lane, the Navy had better look long and hard at Iran’s anti-access/area-denial capabilities. In 2010, Dr. Shmuel Bar, director of studies at the Institute of Policy and Strategy in Herzliya, Israel, wrote the following:
  • Iran Announces Blockade Of Strait Of Hormuz And Claims U.S. Is Complying

    04/24/2012 7:04:50 AM PDT · by Fennie · 25 replies
    World Tribune ^ | April 22, 2012
    NICOSIA -- In the first such claim, Iran said it was imposing a blockade on unauthorized ships in the Strait of Hormuz. A senior commander for Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps said all ships, including those from the U.S. Navy, must undergo inspection before proceeding through the strait. "The alien vessels which enter the Persian Gulf via the Strait of Hormuz always provide the needed answers and information to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps units," IRGC deputy navy commander Rear Adm. Alireza Tangsiri said.
  • US Navy deploys 2nd aircraft carrier to Gulf

    04/09/2012 10:41:46 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 118 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4/08/2012 | Associated Press
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Navy said Monday it has deployed a second aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions with Iran over its disputed nuclear program. The deployment of the nuclear-powered USS Enterprise along with the Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group marks one of the few times the Navy has had two aircraft carriers operating in waters near the Persian Gulf, said Cmdr. Amy Derrick-Frost of the Bahrain-based 5th Fleet. The two carriers will support the American military operations in Afghanistan and anti-piracy efforts off Somalia's coast and in the Gulf of Aden,...
  • John Paul Jones, Baranof Rescued 24 Filipino Mariners

    03/19/2012 10:50:48 AM PDT · by ThirdMate · 10 replies
    U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs ^ | Mar. 15, 2012 | U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs
    Mar. 15, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Release #036-12 John Paul Jones, Baranof Rescued 24 Filipino Mariners By U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs ARABIAN GULF – Guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Baranof (WPB 1318) rescued 24 Filipino mariners in Arabian Gulf, March 15. At approximately 2 a.m., local time, John Paul Jones, assigned to Combined Maritime Forces’ Commander, Task Force 152, responded to a distress call from the Liberian-flagged motor vessel Stolt Valor, operating within international waters 48 nautical miles southeast of Farsi Island, Iran. Once on scene, John Paul Jones...
  • Aircraft Carrier Enterprise Sets Off On Final Journey - Direction Iran

    03/12/2012 10:51:12 AM PDT · by Fennie · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Zero Hedge ^ | March 11, 2012 | Tyler Durden
    Today, at noon Eastern, the storied aircraft carrier Enterprise, aka CVN-65, left its home port of Naval Station Norfolk one final time for its final voyage with a heading: Arabian Sea, aka Iran. There in a week it will join CVN 72 Lincoln and CVN 70 Vinson, as well as LHD 8 Makin Island, all of which are supporting any potential escalation of "hostilities" in the Persian Gulf region.