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Friday, May 24, 2013
Strait of Hormuz
Iran fires missiles in drill near Strait of Hormuz
Iran says it has tested advanced anti-ship missiles in the final day of a naval drill near the strat...
Iran test-fires missiles near Strait of Hormuz
Iran`s navy says it has test-fired a range of weapons during ongoing maneuvers near the Strait of Ho...
Iran denies blocking Strait of Hormuz
Iran rejected Western media reports it was planning to close the Strait of Hormuz during a six-day n...
Iran starts six-day naval drill
The Iranian Navy launched a six-day naval exercise that would rehearse border protection and piracy ...
Iran plans ‘massive oil spill in Persian Gulf’
Iran is reportedly considering a top-secret plan to deliberately cause a massive oil tanker spill at...
No plans to close strategic Strait of Hormuz: Iran
Iran has issued threats to close Strait of Hormuz for several months, but has made no attempts to bl...
US won’t let Iran close Strait of Hormuz: Panetta
Panetta said he and Hammond discussed the "destabilising behaviour" of Iran during their breakfast m...
UAE starts up pipeline to bypass Strait of Hormuz
The pipeline would give the OPEC member insurance against Iranian threats to block the strategic wat...
Iran’s Khamenei to decide on Strait of Hormuz
Gen Hasan Firouzabadi says Iran has a contingency plan to close the key route.
Iran warns to block oil through Strait of Hormuz
Military analysts have cast doubt on Iran’s willingness to block the Strait of Hormuz.
Iran’s minister plays down Hormuz blockade
Iran`s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said Tehran would close off Strait of Hormuz if its own exp...
BBC hacked Iran state TV website?
Iran`s state TV has accused the BBC of hacking its website to alter the results of a poll about the ...
US warships in Gulf `sitting ducks` for Iran missiles
An Iranian expert said US naval ships in the Persian Gulf are within reach of Iranian missiles.
Iran on target; US moves more warships to Persian Gulf
US has moved more warships and fighter aircraft to the Persian Gulf to keep the strategic Straits of...
Kuwait mulls plans to deal with Hormuz closure
Iran has frequently threatened to close the strategic strait, through where most Gulf oil exports p...
US launches Persian Gulf surge to counter Iran
Admiral Jonathan W Greenert said that the US Navy would add four more mine-sweeping ships and four m...
US beefing forces to counter Iran in Persian Gulf
The American forces are modifying weapons systems on warships so they could be used against Iranian ...
Iraq eyes options in case Hormuz closed
Iran has threatened retaliation for Western sanctions, including a possible halt of shipping throu...
US carrier crosses Hormuz amid Gulf tensions
Iran has threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz, if Western moves to ban Iranian crude exports cri...
Iran vows to hit any country that stages attack
The US and Israel, Iran`s arch enemies, have not ruled out a military strike against the country if ...
`Pentagon to send floating base to Middle East`
The USS Ponce will be retrofitted as a makeshift staging base for Navy SEALs, The Washington Post sa...
UN chief urges Iran not to block Strait of Hormuz
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said the Strait of Hormuz is important for international trade and ...
Iran says sanctions to fail, repeats Hormuz threat
Iranian politicians said on Tuesday they expected the European Union to backtrack on its oil embargo...
UK ‘could bolster military presence in the Gulf’
The British announcement came as Iranian leaders in Tehran have threatened to close off the straits...
EU bans Iranian oil, Tehran responds with threats
The European Union banned imports of oil from Iran on Monday and imposed a number of other economic ...
US aircraft carrier enters Gulf without incident
The carrier USS Abraham Lincoln was the first US aircraft carrier to enter the Gulf since late Decem...
After threats, Iran plays down US naval moves
Iran`s Revolutionary Guard Corps said it considered the likely return of US warships to the Gulf par...
Don`t shut Hormuz, says China
China maintains that the Iranian nuclear issue should be resolved through peaceful means.
NATO urges Iran to ensure security of oil supply
NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the Western military alliance had no plans to inte...
`Obama proposed talks in secret letter to Iran`
US President Barack Obama has called for direct talks with Iran in a secret letter, a lawmaker said...
Saudi Arabia doubts Iran oil blockade claim
Saudi Arabia made clear it was ready to pump more oil after sanctions threatened to cut Iranian sale...
Iran says received US letter on Hormuz Strait
The United States has had no diplomatic relations with Iran since shortly after the 1979 Islamic re...
Don’t cross the red line: US warns Iran’s Khamenei
The warning was conveyed to the top Iranian brass through a secret channel.
Iran to hold new naval exercises
The US has recently tightened sanctions on Iran, and has not ruled out a military strike against nuc...
Israel, US gear up for missile defence drill
Israeli and US officials said the exercise would be the largest-ever joint drill by the two countrie...
‘Iran could close Hormuz -- but not for long’
Tehran could close the entrance to the Gulf if Western states impose sanctions that paralyze their o...
Iran denies missile test-fire reports in Gulf
Iran`s navy has denied test-firing long-range missiles in war games during military exercises in the...
US warships cross Hormuz despite Iran threats
In response to Tehran`s threats, the US military said that any attempt to disrupt shipping in the St...
Iran warns US over Strait of Hormuz
Iran said earlier it would stop the flow of oil through the strait if sanctions were imposed on its ...
Iran`s military exercise successful: Official
Iran on Thursday successfully conducted the first phase of its military exercise in the Persian Gulf...
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