Iran's unsubtle threat to Donald Trump: ‘Embargo our oil, we'll choke yours'
[news.com.au] IF the world’s economy had a jugular vein, it would be the Strait of Hormuz. It’s a narrow channel linking the Persian Gulf to the Arabian Sea. And through it flows the lifeblood of the world ‐ oil.

And Iran has it within its grip.

US President Donald Trump has unleashed his characteristically fiery rhetoric at the Shia state, as well as abandoned an international nuclear pact while threatening sanctions.

Iran’s foreign minister replied in kind: "COLOR US UNIMPRESSED: The world heard even harsher bluster a few months ago. And Iranians have heard them ‐ albeit more civilised ones ‐ for 40 yrs. We’ve been around for millennia & seen fall of empires, incl our own, which lasted more than the life of some countries. BE CAUTIOUS!"

President Trump ordered new sanctions against Iran on Monday. Iran’s leadership has replied by threatening to shut down the Strait if it is barred from exporting oil.

Yesterday, Iranian naval commander, Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, said his military was ready to close the strait if ordered to do so. These exercises demonstrate it is willing and capable.
All war plans lead inexorably to victory until the enemy responds. Lots of details at the link.

Posted by: Besoeker 2018-08-03