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#strait of hormuz

# strait-of-hormuz - Monday 23 January, 2012

UN nuclear watchdog to visit Iran

The IAEA says it is heading to Iran next week to clear up “outstanding substantive issues” with Tehran over its nuclear programme.

# strait-of-hormuz - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

Chinese premier stresses need to keep Hormuz open

Major customer of Iranian oil and gas China stressed the importance of keeping the Strait of Hormuz open – amid threats by Iran to shut the strategic waterway.

# strait-of-hormuz - Saturday 7 January, 2012

Iran welcomes US rescue of sailors from pirates

Iran’s government has called the US Navy’s rescue of 13 Iranian fishermen held by pirates “a positive humanitarian gesture” – but some of the country’s media outlets see things differently.

# strait-of-hormuz - Friday 6 January, 2012

War games: Iran planning further naval drill

Iranian media reports that naval exercises will be held in the Strait of Hormuz next month.

# strait-of-hormuz - Thursday 5 January, 2012

EU gears up for Iranian oil ban over nuclear dispute Oil

EU gears up for Iranian oil ban over nuclear dispute

The move will build pressure on Iran, which is already facing a currency crisis and a tense naval standoff with the US.

# strait-of-hormuz - Sunday 1 January, 2012

Iran tests surface-to-air missile

The country says it performed the test today – amid reports it is a drill for closing waterway should the West block Iran’s oil sales.

# strait-of-hormuz - Saturday 31 December, 2011

Iran may have bluffed US navy – and the world press

Iran was apparently starting tests with long-range missiles… but propaganda sources are calling it a “media trick”…