Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Iran Prepares A Massive Military Exercise In The Persian Gulf

Press TV

CNN: Iran readying massive military exercise in Persian Gulf, officials say

Washington (CNN)Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard is expected to soon begin a major naval exercise that could demonstrate its ability to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, a crucial conduit for global energy supplies, US officials say.

The exercise in the Persian Gulf could begin as soon as the next two days, according to two US officials directly familiar with the latest assessment of the Revolutionary Guard's troop movements.

"We are aware of the increase in Iranian naval operations within the Arabian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman. We are monitoring it closely, and will continue to work with our partners to ensure freedom of navigation and free flow of commerce in international waterways," Capt. William Urban, chief spokesman for US Central Command, told CNN.

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WNU Editor: With the Iranian economy suffering and U.S. sanctions looming the Tehran government needs a drastiction, and what better way to do it by staging a massice military exercise.


jac said...

Well, good try....but the sanctions will stay much longer than a "massive military exercise. Iranian's are in a panic mode.

jimbrown said...

Nobody expects the Spanish inquisition!