U.S., Iranian Ships Involved In Incidents In Strait Of Hormuz...

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4vL_0t-S_c]Iranian boats harass U.S.S. New Orleans - YouTube[/ame]


    Iranian ships recently taunted two U.S. Navy vessels as part of escalating tensions in and around the Persian Gulf's Strait of Hormuz.

    The incidents in the strait, one of the world's most important oil routes, occurred last week and involved the USS New Orleans, an amphibious transport dock, and the Coast Guard Cutter Adak, the military said Friday in releasing videos of the incidents.

    Iranian speed boats are seen in one of the videos approaching the USS New Orleans within about 500 yards last Friday.

    "The Iranian boats did not respond to whistle signal or voice queries from the New Orleans, disregarding standard maritime protocols," Central Command said in releasing the videos. In the incident involving the Adak, "communications were established with a larger Iranian ship operating in the area and the speed boats ceased their harassment."

    One senior defense official told FoxNews.com that the Iranians "intended to be harassing" but it didn't go much beyond that. No shots were fired.

    Iran, which recently held war games in the area, has threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz if provoked, and it has warned U.S. Navy ships to steer clear.

    The rising tensions coincide with increased pressure on Iran over its nuclear program, which the West fears is merely a front for Iran's clandestine work on developing nuclear weapons.



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    So what's your opinion on this? Rather than just cut-n-paste, tell us what you think.
     
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    Obama givin' `em fair warnin'...
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    Don't cross the 'red line' or we will take action: US warns Iran
    Jan 13, 2012, WASHINGTON: The Obama administration is relying on a secret channel of communication to warn Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, that closing the Strait of Hormuz is a "red line" that would provoke an American response, according to United States government officials.
     
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    Iran Provokes US Ships As Speed Boats ‘Harass' Americans...
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    Iran provokes American ships after speed boats 'harass' U.S. Navy vessels as Obama fires warning not to block oil from Persian Gulf
    14th January 2012 - Tensions rising by the day, the Obama administration said Friday it is warning Iran through public and private channels against any action that threatens the flow of oil from the Persian Gulf. The Navy revealed that two U.S. ships in and near the Gulf were harassed by Iranian speedboats last week.
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    Iran accuses IAEA inspectors of helping assassins
    Saturday 14th January, 2012 - Iran's Foreign Ministry has accused International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors of disseminating confidential information about its nuclear facilities.

     

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