Iran ‘definitely’ closing Strait of Hormuz over EU oil embargo
Iran ‘denintely’ shutting down Strait of Hormuz if EU bans oil
Tensions in the Gulf could reach a breaking point as a senior Iranian official said Iran would “definitely” close the Strait of Hormuz if an EU oil embargo disrupted the export of crude oil, the semi-official Fars news agency reports.
With Washington’s decision to deploy a second carrier strike group in the Gulf, the prospect of all-out war in the region is becoming increasingly likely.
- Iran threatens to stop Gulf oil if sanctions widened (mb50.wordpress.com)
- Iran: Highlights and Developments 1/22 (showdownmideast.com)
Posted on January 23, 2012, in Iran, Strait of Hormuz and tagged Conflict, EU, European Union, Fars News Agency, Gulf, Hormuz Strait, Iran, Middle East, Military, Persian Gulf, Politics, USA, vessels, Washington. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.