Iranian Warships Gathering in the Straits of Hormuz

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    An extremely dangerous situation. Iranian leaders are threatening to cut off the supply of oil shipped through this narrow channel. The slightest wrong move and a conflagaration could quickly follow.

    The Iranian navy is increasing its presence at the Strait of Hormuz, sparking concerns that Tehran is showcasing its ability to block international access to the world’s most important oil transit point.

    We are aware of the increase in Iranian naval operations within the Arabian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman,” U.S. Central Command spokesman Capt. Bill Urban said Wednesday. “We are monitoring it closely, and will continue to work with our partners to ensure freedom of navigation and free flow of commerce in international waterways.”

    Iran’s navy has been assembling its warships at the northern opening of the strategic waterway. The move comes as tensions have ratcheted up between Tehran and Washington over the Trump administration’s decision to terminate its nuclear deal and levy more sanctions against Iran.

    Iranian leaders have threatened to shut down the strait if the country is blocked from exporting crude oil.

    More @ US military watching closely as Iranian ships gather at key oil shipping route
     
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    Is anyone SURPRISED??--------its an agenda in the works for YEARS
     
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    Iran defends its interests. This move didnt come as a surprise.
     
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    Let's see who should be there. The Iranians, it's right next to Iran, or the Americans which are from thousands of miles away.
     
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    Ya just ignore Saudia Arabia Kuwait Oman Quatar Iraq.
     
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    The Shiite will hit the fan very soon. This regime is about to collapse. Iranians aren't going to kill themsleves to keep these Islamist animals in power. If anything, they will join the Americans.
     
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    Defend? From what? You don't take Military action against a Peruvian Oil Tanker headed to South Africa...

    Flexing their weak muscles imo…

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    I dont think that Iran will shut the strait because of sanctions or something like that. But they will almost certainly try this in the case of the US military actions against them. Doubtfully that military operation is at hand now, but they dont exclude it in the future and are preparing themselves to that.
     
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    From your lips...
     
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    Our ships will make their sailors fish food and we have the POTUS to make it so.
     
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