Dire Straits

REUTERS / Hamed Jafarnejad / Fars News
REUTERS / Hamed Jafarnejad / Fars News
Iran's Navy Commander Habibulah Sayari points at a map during a news conference in Tehran December 22, 2011. Iran's navy will launch a 10-day war game in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, state television quoted Sayari as saying on Thursday.

War of words Wed. over Iran threat to close Strait of Hormuz over further Western sanctions.

Bahrain-based U.S. 5th Fleet spox: “[Disruption] will not be tolerated.”

Earlier: Iran navy commander Sayyari says closing strait “easier than drinking a glass of water.”

Related Topics: Iran, oil route, Sanctions, strait of Hormuz, U.S. 5th Fleet, Business, Economy, Foreign Policy, National Security, News, The Page, Trade, White House

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