U.S., allies ready more anti-mine drills as Iran tensions simmer




 
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U.S., allies ready more anti-mine drills as Iran tensions simmer
 
February 5th, 2013  
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U.S., allies ready more anti-mine drills as Iran tensions simmer
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military announced on Monday an anti-mine exercise in "the Middle East's international waterways" in May with more than 20 nations participating, the latest show of global will to keep waterways open as tensions with Iran simmer. The drill was characterized as defensive and a follow-up to the IMCMEX 12 exercise held last September, focused on keeping oil shipping lanes open by clearing mines that potentially Iran, or even guerrilla groups, might deploy to disrupt tanker traffic. ...

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