BJO Persian Gulf~ Iran moves it’s Navy boats to the Straits of Hormuz as a threat they may try to close the area off to shipping as sanctions take effect against the terrorist supporting nation. A former naval chief in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard says his country has set aside 100 military vessels to confront each U.S. warship if threatened. Iranian naval commander, Rear Adm. Hossein Khanzadi, told reporters in Iran yesterday that the military is ready to close the strait if ordered to do so.
US Navy Captain Bill Urban said Wednesday. “We are monitoring it closely, and will continue to work with our partners to ensure freedom of navigation and free flow of commerce in international waterways.”
New sanctions against Iran go in effect tomorrow. New US Navy laser lights up small boats at the speed of light.