Iran Threatens US Navy Carrier

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Iran warned a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier to stay out of the Persian Gulf on Tuesday, just a day after Iran completed naval exercises in the Strait of Hormuz. In the latest episode of saber-rattling toward the West, Iran tested two short and medium range missiles on Monday. A U.S. Navy aircraft carrier moved into the area in response to the exercises. Iran's army chief threatened to attack the ship if it returns. Iran said during the drills that if the West imposed sanctions on its oil exports, it would close the Strait of Hormuz, the source of 40 percent of the world's oil shipments.

Meanwhile, France is upping the pressure on Iran, urging the European Union on Tuesday to impose stricter sanctions on Tehran.

James Reynolds, correspondent for the BBC, reports on the latest.

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Comments [2]

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A motivating discussion is definitely worth comment.
There's no doubt that that you should write more on this subject matter, it may not be a taboo subject but typically people don't talk about these issues.
To the next! Cheers!!

Mar. 06 2013 11:25 PM
listener

A soon to be nuclear Iran is "saber rattling" in the Strait of Hormuz while Egypt is turning into Iran circa 1979 along with Libya turning into Afghanistan while a new tyrant with nuclear weapons in North Korea who needs to prove himself takes control.

How much are we cutting the defense budget again in the name of smart power?

Jan. 03 2012 09:56 AM

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