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February 13, 2012 12:05 am

US Navy: We Can Prevent Iran From Closing Straight of Hormuz

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USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) of the United States Navy. Photo: wiki commons.

JPost/Reuters -Iran has built up its naval forces in the Gulf and prepared boats that could be used in suicide attacks, but the US Navy can prevent it from blocking the Strait of Hormuz, the commander of US naval forces in the region said on Sunday.

Iran has made a series of threats in recent weeks to disrupt shipping in the Gulf or strike US forces in retaliation if its oil trade is shut down by sanctions, or if its disputed nuclear program comes under attack.

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