“Our Navy is the only thing preventing that from happening, and that’s why Iran has been harassing our ships and sailors and trying to drive us out of the Gulf,”
Rep J. Randy R, R-Va
This gentlemen should take a look at the map and see how far if USA from Straight of Hormuz before opening his mouth. There could be a problem though – not many Americans can read maps. They might have to start learning that skill sooner rather than later.
Iran will close the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a passageway through which a third of the world’s oil is transported, unless the US and its allies stop “threatening” it, a senior Iranian military commander has said.
“If the Americans and their regional allies want to pass through the Strait of Hormuz and threaten us, we will not allow any entry,” state media quoted Brigadier General Hossein Salami, the deputy commander of the powerful Revolutionary Guard, as saying on Wednesday.
On, Wednesday, Iran filed a formal protest with the Swiss Embassy in Tehran, which handles American interests, over a resolution filed by Rep. J. Randy Forbes, R-Va., that referred to the body of water as the “Arabian Gulf” and objected to Iran’s actions there.
A report by the state-run IRNA news agency quoted Iran’s Foreign Ministry as saying the country will take any necessary action to maintain security, peace and stability of the Persian Gulf region.
Forbes said in a statement that the protests over the name are “indicative of Tehran’s aspirations to control the Straits of Hormuz and turn the Gulf into an Iranian lake.”
“Our Navy is the only thing preventing that from happening, and that’s why Iran has been harassing our ships and sailors and trying to drive us out of the Gulf,” he said.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry has denounced the US Congress’s meddling in Persian Gulf security measures.
On Wednesday, the ministry sent a note to the Swiss embassy in Tehran — which represents the US interests in Iran, censuring Washington’s intrusive policies in the Persian Gulf.
“Iran will do whatever is necessary to bolster peace and stability in the Persian Gulf,” read part of the note, which was in reaction to a bill proposed last week by US Republican congressman Randy Forbes that called for measures against Iran’s military drills in the Persian Gulf.
On Tuesday, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ (IRGC) second-in-command said that Iran will not give in to “restrictions from any power in the world” in conducting military drills, emphasizing that it is Iran’s “legal right” to hold military exercises according to its strategic plans.