Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Bloomberg News: Iran to Hold Military Drill for Closing Hormuz Strait, Fars Says

From Bloomberg via The San Francisco Chronicle (12/13/2011):

Dec. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Iran's military is set to conduct drills for closing the Strait of Hormuz, a bottleneck for oil exports from the Persian Gulf, the state-run Fars news agency reported, citing parliamentarian member Parviz Sorouri.

"Soon we will hold a military maneuver on how to close the Strait of Hormuz," said Sorouri, a member of the national security and foreign policy committee, according to Fars. "If the world wants to make the region insecure, we will make the world insecure." His comments first appeared yesterday on the website of the state-run Iranian Students News Agency before the report was withdrawn without an explanation.

About 15.5 million barrels of oil a day, about a sixth of global consumption, flows through the Strait of Hormuz between Iran and Oman, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

Still, crude oil went from $100 pre-US market to $95, as the global de-risking continued today, hitting commodities extra-hard.

I hope whatever drill that they plans to do will start and end without incident.


no6ody said...

As far as I can tell, this is just another one of 'those stories' that are spread as the Powerz try to start another war. I can find no mention of closing the Strait in any middle-eastern website. Perhaps 'they' are just trying to demonize some country that effectively stopped the spy drones?

Probably just more lies, in other words.

Anonymous said...

If these Tards get hit from any country there's will turn to glass. (When you heat sand it turns to glass) the one's that survive will only die an ugly death by having their lungs and hearts ripped to shredds. I just believe if they have an issue with jerusalem deal with them only and leave the rest of us out of it!!! Seariously nobody wants to die or get injured.

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