U.S. Navy warning they will "zero tolerance" for Iran if the country shut down the Strait of Hormuz, arteries supply of crude oil from the "King of" Middle East for world markets.
Hormuz is the arteries plays a crucial role in international maritime trade. Located between the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, Hormuz is the natural boundary between Iran and United Arab Emirates Emirates and Musandam, a land separated from Oman. An estimated 40% of the world's oil transit through the area.
Strait of Hormuz, where 40% of the transit of the world's oil.
5th Fleet spokesman, U.S. Navy based in Bahrain, said: "The smoothness of goods and services through the Strait of Hormuz is vital for prosperity in the region and globally. Anyone threatening to disrupt the freedom of navigation in international straits is clearly not the community of nations. Any interruption that can not be tolerated. "
The extraordinary statement related to the Strait of Hormuz is Iran came after the West trying to promote measures to punish the oil industry of Iran. On Tuesday, Vice President Mohammed Reza Rahimi told state television: "If the sanctions against the oil industry of Iran adopted, will not have a drop of oil can go through Strait of Hormuz. "
Meanwhile, the head of the Iranian navy, Admiral Habibollah Sayari said the closure of the Strait of Hormuz - arteries supply oil to the world - "easier to drink from a cup." Comment was made after Iran conducted at sea exercise lasting 10 days in international waters, with the participation of warships, helicopters, submarines ...
Meanwhile, the Navy's 5th Fleet based in Bahrain the United States, including 20 warships, including an aircraft carrier, along with many types of attack aircraft from the ground troops and a small amount of readily available ready to receive pioneering task, perform any military action against Iran if the United States as a command.
Tensions between the West and the Islamic Republic of Iran is raging stronger than in recent weeks, after the EU decided to tighten sanctions against Tehran, and open to proclaim an embargo fully to the petroleum industry of the Islamic countries.
Iran Navy show of strength.