Middle East

Iran warns Gulf oil states as sanctions mount

Omani fishermen pull in their net at a small harbor in Khasab area of Oman along the Strait of Hormuz on Jan. 14, 2011. Iran has responded to western threats of an oil embargo by warning it will close the Strait of Hormuz, a chokepoint for 20 percent of the world's oil at the entrance to the Gulf, in retaliation. AFP PHOTO/MARWAN NAAMANI





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