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Iran Strait of Hormuz

Iran Claims Missile Test In Controversial Sea Path

AP | Posted 03.02.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's navy said Monday it test-fired a range of weapons during ongoing maneuvers near the Strait of Hormuz, the passageway for o...

Iran Launches New Warships

AP | Posted 11.28.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's state TV is showcasing additions to its Navy including a missile-launching warship around the size of a frigate. Navy official...

Are We on the Brink of War With Iran?

Trita Parsi | Posted 04.11.2012 | World
Trita Parsi

It is lack of political courage that has permitted this looming confrontation. Only courage and will can bring us out of it. The question is whether Obama can muster that will in an election year when any compromise is bound to be cast by Republicans as a betrayal of Israel.

Why Would Israel Attack Iran, Really?

Ira Chernus | Posted 04.10.2012 | World
Ira Chernus

Even if the Iranians did manage to make a handful of nuclear weapons, why should we believe they would ever use them against Israel? They know that Israel already has 100 to 200 nukes of its own -- enough to destroy every major city in Iran.

Iran Begins New Military Exercises

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 04.05.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran began ground military exercises Saturday and defiantly warned that it could cut off oil exports to "hostile" European nation...


Michael T. Klare | Posted 04.01.2012 | World
Michael T. Klare

Oil, the prestige of global dominance, Iran's urge to be a regional power, and domestic political factors are all converging in a combustible mix to make the Strait of Hormuz the most dangerous place on the planet.

Iranian Lawmakers Step Up Threats To Close Strait Of Hormuz

AP | NASSER KARIMI and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 03.24.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Senior Iranian lawmakers have stepped up threats that Islamic Republic warships could block the Persian Gulf's oil tanker traffic...

U.S. Navy Rescues Iranian Fishermen, Again

Posted 01.19.2012 | World

For the third time this month, the U.S. Navy has come to the aid of Iranian fishermen. On Wednesday, the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey came th...

Obama Reportedly Sends Secret Letter To Iran, Proposes Talks

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 03.19.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian lawmaker claimed Wednesday that President Barack Obama called for direct talks with Iran in a secret letter to the Isl...

Closure of Hormuz Strait: An Actual Threat or Diplomacy?

Sara Vakhshouri | Posted 03.17.2012 | World
Sara Vakhshouri

Since there is no ongoing dialogue between the US and Iran, the threat to close the Straight of Hormuz should be seen as an act of subtle diplomacy in the absence of ambassadors and embassies.

Iran Reportedly Begins Uranium Enrichment At Underground Site

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 03.09.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has begun uranium enrichment at a new underground site built to withstand possible airstrikes, a leading hard-line newspaper...

UK Warns Iran Not To Close Key Oil Passage

AP | Posted 03.06.2012 | World

LONDON -- Britain's defense secretary warned Iran Thursday that any attempt to block the key global oil passageway the Strait of Hormuz would be illeg...

Iran Threatens U.S. Navy

Reuters | Posted 01.05.2012 | World

(Reuters) - Iran threatened on Tuesday to take action if the U.S. Navy moves an aircraft carrier into the Gulf, Tehran's most aggressive statement yet...

Iran Says It Can Easily Close Key Oil Supply Route

AP | Posted 02.27.2012 | World

By ALI AKBAR DAREINI and TAREK EL-TABLAWY, Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran -- The U.S. strongly warned Iran on Wednesday against closing a vital Pers...

Iran Begins Navy Drill In International Waters

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 02.23.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's navy began a 10-day drill Saturday in international waters near the strategic oil route that passes through the Strait of ...