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U.S. claims it can defeat oil route block by Iran
David Alexander | July 19, 2012 01:53 AM
The United States has the military capacity to defeat any Iranian attempt to shut down sea commerce in the oil-rich Gulf region and will hold Tehran directly responsible for shipping disruptions, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday.
Iran has plans to close strait if in trouble: general
July 07, 2012 10:15 AM
Iran has plans to close the Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the oil-rich Gulf but only if its interests are seriously threatened.
Sanctions-hit Iran readies ballistic missile drill
Farhad Pouladi | July 02, 2012 12:56 PM
Iran says it is readying ballistic missile war games simulating a counter-attack against U.S. or Israeli targets in the region.
Iran expects to equip Gulf ships with missiles soon
Zahra Hosseinian | June 29, 2012 03:06 PM
Iran expects to equip its ships in the Strait of Hormuz soon with shorter-range missiles, a Revolutionary Guards commander is quoted as saying
First oil flows through UAE's Hormuz bypass: sources
Stanley Carvalho | June 21, 2012 01:00 PM
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) should be able to export nearly half of its crude without using the Strait of Hormuz for the first time from early July.
Iran warns region against 'dangerous' stance on Hormuz
Ibon Villelabeitia | January 19, 2012 10:38 AM
Iranian FM Salehi said Tehran had never tried to block the Strait of Hormuz but warned its neighbors against putting themselves in a "dangerous position".
UAE seeks end to Hormuz threat as Gulf tension rises
January 17, 2012 02:32 AM
Tensions soared Monday between Saudi Arabia and Iran as Riyadh said it would make up for any shortfalls caused by an embargo on Iranian crude sales...
UAE pipeline to skirt Strait of Hormuz 'by June'
Lara Sukhtian | January 09, 2012 01:09 PM
A pipeline being built by the United Arab Emirates to export oil from east coast terminals, avoiding the Iran-threatened Strait of Hormuz, will be operational by June.
U.S. will respond if Iran blocks Strait of Hormuz: Panetta
January 08, 2012 05:38 PM
The United States will respond if Iran tries to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the Gulf, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Sunday.
Russia says Iran has no long-range missiles
January 03, 2012 09:04 AM
"Iran does not have the technology to create intermediate or long-range inter-continental ballistic missiles."
AP sources: US to sell F-15s to Saudi Arabia
Lolita Baldor | December 29, 2011 09:46 AM
The Obama administration is poised to announce the sale of nearly $30 billion worth of F-15 fighter jets to Saudi Arabia.
U.S. aircraft carrier 'spotted' in Iran wargames zone
December 29, 2011 08:47 AM
A US aircraft carrier entered a zone near the Strait of Hormuz being used by the Iranian navy for war games
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