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Iran forces drill near strategic Gulf strait

Last Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 20:12

An Iranian news agency says paramilitary forces have wrapped up manoeuvres on an island near the strategic oil tanker shipping lanes through the Strait of Hormuz.

Iran fires missiles in drill near Strait of Hormuz

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 01, 2013, 18:46

Iran says it has tested advanced anti-ship missiles in the final day of a naval drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

Iran test-fires missiles near Strait of Hormuz

Last Updated: Monday, December 31, 2012, 17:45

Iran`s navy says it has test-fired a range of weapons during ongoing maneuvers near the Strait of Hormuz.

Iran denies blocking Strait of Hormuz

Last Updated: Saturday, December 29, 2012, 23:26

Iran rejected Western media reports it was planning to close the Strait of Hormuz during a six-day naval drill that was launched Friday.

Iran starts six-day naval drill

Last Updated: Friday, December 28, 2012, 18:53

The Iranian Navy launched a six-day naval exercise that would rehearse border protection and piracy control operations, the Irna news agency reported.

Iran plans ‘massive oil spill in Persian Gulf’

Last Updated: Monday, October 15, 2012, 18:03

Iran is reportedly considering a top-secret plan to deliberately cause a massive oil tanker spill at the entrance to the Persian Gulf in a bid to ‘punish’ the West.

No plans to close strategic Strait of Hormuz: Iran

Last Updated: Monday, July 23, 2012, 19:43

Iran has issued threats to close Strait of Hormuz for several months, but has made no attempts to block tanker traffic.

US won’t let Iran close Strait of Hormuz: Panetta

Last Updated: Thursday, July 19, 2012, 00:32

Panetta said he and Hammond discussed the "destabilising behaviour" of Iran during their breakfast meeting.

UAE starts up pipeline to bypass Strait of Hormuz

Last Updated: Sunday, July 15, 2012, 23:39

The pipeline would give the OPEC member insurance against Iranian threats to block the strategic waterway.

Iran’s Khamenei to decide on Strait of Hormuz

Last Updated: Sunday, July 15, 2012, 18:48

Gen Hasan Firouzabadi says Iran has a contingency plan to close the key route.

Iran warns to block oil through Strait of Hormuz

Last Updated: Sunday, July 15, 2012, 15:24

Military analysts have cast doubt on Iran’s willingness to block the Strait of Hormuz.

Iran’s minister plays down Hormuz blockade

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 11:16

Iran`s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said Tehran would close off Strait of Hormuz if its own exports are halted.