Monday, June 30, 2008

U.S. Won't Let Iran Close Strait of Hormuz, Fifth Fleet Says

By Robin Stringer

June 30 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. won't allow Iran to shut the Strait of Hormuz, through which the bulk of Middle East oil shipments is transported, a spokesman for the Fifth Fleet said.
"They will not close it,'' Lieutenant Nate Christensen said in a telephone interview today from Bahrain, where the fleet is based.

"The Strait of Hormuz is vital international waters.''
The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard said on June 28 that Iran may seize control of the Strait if the country were attacked by Israel, Agence France-Presse reported.

Click here for the latest!


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home