Petraeus Says Iran No Threat Now To Oil Traffic In Persian Gulf




 
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Petraeus Says Iran No Threat Now To Oil Traffic In Persian Gulf
 
April 3rd, 2009  
Team Infidel
 
 

Topic: Petraeus Says Iran No Threat Now To Oil Traffic In Persian Gulf


Petraeus Says Iran No Threat Now To Oil Traffic In Persian Gulf
Bloomberg.com
April 2, 2009
By Tony Capaccio, Bloomberg News
Iran’s naval forces pose no current threat to oil shipments through the Persian Gulf, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East said today.
“I don’t think we have any concerns about disruption to the navigation” in the Gulf, Army General David Petraeus said in an interview. “Certainly nothing from Iran.”
Iran’s naval forces have been quiet in the 15 months since U.S. officials say they challenged three U.S. Navy warships briefly in international waters in the Strait of Hormuz. Five Iranian “fast boats” in January 2008 confronted the vessels in the 33-mile-wide waterway between Iran and Oman at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, which is the sea route for almost a quarter of the world’s daily supply of oil.
Tensions at that time “were approaching the point where a miscalculation could result in something fairly serious, and I think everyone took a deep breath and stepped back from the ledge,” Petraeus said.
“We are still not sure whether that was sort of a rogue, small-boat operator getting a little bit feisty or what that was,’ ‘ he said, referring to the 2008 incident. “That has indeed calmed down. We’ve done a large number of transits with big-decked ships and they haven’t been impeded in any way.”
April 3rd, 2009  
rock45
 

Topic: What?


I guess the Iranian warships with Chinese made anti-ship missiles are not a threat anymore in this thin 33 miles section of the Gulf anymore? What?
 


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