International online news: Xinhua News Agency, Xinhua , the Iranian navy commander saya in 28 , if necessary, the Iranian Navy can The same day , the U.S. Department of Defense warned Iran not to try to blockade the Strait of Hormuz .
Code-named Iran’s Press TV quoted the same day saya in the words of the Iranian Navy, blockade the Strait of Hormuz easy , Iran has full control of the Strait . A day earlier, Iran’s First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi warned that if Iran’s oil exports to Western countries to impose sanctions , Iran will blockade the Strait of Hormuz . But Iran’s Foreign Ministry had repeatedly said that Iran currently is not blocking the Strait of Hormuz plan.
U.S. Defense Department spokesman George Little, 28, said that the Strait of Hormuz is not only about regional security and stability , but also the Gulf countries, including Iran, an important economic lifeline. Any attempt to interfere with the Strait of Hormuz transportation practices are tolerated.
Strait of Hormuz connecting the Persian Gulf in southern Iran and the Gulf of Oman shipping hub, nearly 40 percent of the world’s oil and natural gas, which exports a significant number of the world, the global oil supply has a strategic impact .
Since October this year , the relationship between Iran and the West into the troubled times , especially on the impact occurred at the end of the Iranian people the British embassy incident , leading to tension between Iran and the West had diplomatic relations deteriorated sharply.
Press Review : Iran will blockade the Strait of Hormuz oil Sinotrans
December 13 , Iran , a senior official said Iran will soon be held in the Strait of Hormuz exercise , the exercise is designed to drill blockade the Strait of Hormuz , and said, unsafe , then we will let the whole world has become unsafe . Currently , the Middle East ‘s oil supplies accounted for 70% of the world’s energy needs , most of which pass through the Strait.