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Two weeks ago a member of Iran’s parliament named Parviz Sarvari told the student news agency ISNA, “Soon we will hold a military maneuver on how to close the Strait of Hormuz. If the world wants to make the region insecure, we will make the world insecure.” At the time, many news and media outlets thought the statement was just another open-ended threat from Iran, a country known to make bold threats and outrageous statements. Needless to say, this time they were telling the truth. On Christmas eve, Iran began its military exercises in the straight of Hormuz.
Today, Iran’s navy continued exercises in international waters beyond the Strait of Hormuz near the mouth of the Persian gulf. The drill comes in wake of mounting international pressures concerning the country’s controversial nuclear program. Iran denies the charges, claiming its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.
The Strait of Hormuz (Persian: تنگه هرمز Arabic: ز
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