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Iranian Ambassador Threatens to Close Strait if US Chooses ‘War’

Editor’s Commentary: Iran’s rationale, as it moves inexorably toward nuclear capability, may not be quite as transparent as it seems. While Ahmadinejad continues to rave against Israel, the perennial enemy, and the West assumes that Teheran’s nuclear sights are focused

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Iran threatens to close Strait of Hormuz if sanctions increase

TEHRAN, July 4 (Xinhua) — An Iranian lawmaker reiterated the threats that the Islamic republic would close the strategic Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf if the Western sanctions against Iran increase, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on

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Iran Threatens to Close Strait, US Moves into Persian Gulf

Following a move by Iran to blunt an EU-imposed oil import embargo that went into effect on Sunday, the New York Times reports that the Pentagon has moved “significant military reinforcements” into the Persian Gulf to send a message to

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Iran Threatens Confrontation at Hormuz; US Navy Says This “Will Not Be Tolerated”

Iran has renewed its threat to close access to the Strait of Hormuz, cutting off some 17% of the world’s oil supply from its market. The US Navy has countered that such a move will not be tolerated. As each

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Iran Threatens Confrontation at Hormuz; US Navy Says this “Will Not Be Tolerated”

Iran has renewed its threat to close access to the Strait of Hormuz, cutting off some 17% of the world’s oil supply from its market. The US Navy has countered that such a move will not be tolerated. As each

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Posted in Headline, Middle East, World