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2008-07-10 21:00:05

By Ali Akbar Dareini TEHRAN, Iran - Iran test-fired nine missiles Wednesday, including ones capable of hitting Israel, making a dramatic show of its readiness to strike back if the United States or Israel attacks it over its nuclear program. The launches sparked strong U.S criticism and a jump in oil prices - underlining fears Iran might seal off the Strait of Hormuz, the Gulf waterway through which 40 percent of the world's crude passes, if military conflict does break out. The tests...

2008-07-10 18:00:05

IRAN test-fired nine long and medium-range missiles yesterday, during war games that officials said aimed to show the country can retaliate against any US or Israeli attack, state television reported. T he exercise was being conducted at the mouth of the Strait of Hormuz, a strategic waterway through which about 40% of the world's oil passes. Iran has threatened to shut down traffic in the strait if attacked. Oil prices jumped on news of the missile tests, rising EUR1.80 to EUR137.84 a...

2008-07-10 06:00:04

By David Wood, The Baltimore Sun Jul. 10--WASHINGTON -- Iran raised the stakes in an already-jittery Persian Gulf region yesterday by test-firing missiles that it said had a range sufficient to target Israel, U.S. forces in Iraq and southern Europe. The launches came during a period of military elbowing and jostling, including an Israeli exercise last month said by some analysts to be a major rehearsal for an air campaign against Iran's nuclear development facilities. Both the U.S....

2008-07-10 03:00:02

IRAN tested long-range missiles yesterday in a show of defiance against America. Nine missiles were fired in war games at the Strait of Hormuz, a waterway that 40 per cent of the world's oil passes through. Iran has previously threatened to stop shipping in the strait if the country is attacked. State TV broadcast footage of a new version of the Shahab-3 missile being fired. With a range of 1250 miles and a conventional warhead, it puts Israel, Turkey, the Arabian peninsula,...

2008-07-10 00:00:10

WASHINGTON _ Iran's test-firing of missiles Wednesday, just as it is showing more interest in dialogue about its nuclear enrichment program, highlighted the mixed messages that pose a dilemma for the U.S. as it weighs how to approach a country moving ever closer to becoming a nuclear power. In a show of strength and readiness, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard reportedly launched nine mid- to long-range ballistic missiles in the Strait of Hormuz, including one that could reach Israel and U.S....

2008-07-09 09:00:04

The Iranian military reportedly test-fired nine missiles Wednesday, including one that Tehran claims can reach Israel. Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, meanwhile, said it was preparing for a military operation in the Persian Gulf, reported Press TV, Iran's official broadcaster. Rear Adm. Morteza Safari, IRGC navy commander, said many Iranian missiles and navy units were prepared to begin an exercise in the Strait of Hormuz to test the unit under war conditions. The missiles...

2008-07-04 03:00:22

NEW YORK - Oil prices shot to a new record above $144 a barrel Wednesday as the government reported a bigger-than-expected drop in U.S. supplies and the threat of conflict with Iran weighed on traders' minds. The latest spike means a barrel of crude has gone up by about half since the end of last year, when oil was going for $96 a barrel. Retail gasoline prices climbed to a record of their own in the U.S. Light, sweet crude for August delivery rose as high as $144.32 on the New York...

2006-07-03 09:19:12

By Stefano Ambrogi LONDON (Reuters) - The United States would ensure the free flow of oil and trade through the Strait of Hormuz if passage was threatened, its top navy commander in the Gulf told Reuters on Monday. Iran has a commanding position on the Strait of Hormuz, a strategic channel at the mouth of the Gulf that is a conduit for close to two-fifths of globally traded oil. "What you are looking for here is confidence and relying on us to provide clearance of the straits, to...

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Persian Gulf
2013-04-18 13:55:23

The Persian Gulf is located in the western part of Asia between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula. It’s an addition to the Indian Ocean. The Gulf was the focal point of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War, which each side assaulted the other’s oil tankers. In the year 1991, the Persian Gulf again was the background for what was known as the “Persian Gulf War” or otherwise known as the “Gulf War”, despite the fact that this disagreement was mainly a land conflict, when Iraq raided Kuwait...

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