Breaking: Iran Claims It Has A Blockade On The Strait Of Hormuz

An Iranian Peykaap class speedboat armed with missile launchers

We reported a couple weeks ago that Iran was demanding all U.S. ships entering the Strait of Hormuz stop and check in with the Revolutionary Guard, and now it seems they’re taking the move one step farther.

FARS News Agency, Tehran’s state run media outlet, announced  Tehran is implementing a full blockade on all ships entering the Strait and each must undergo inspection.

From FARS:

“The alien vessels which enter the Persian Gulf via the Strait of Hormuz always provide the needed answers and information to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) units,” Lieutenant Commander of the IRGC Naval Force Alireza Tangsiri said on Wednesday. 

He further noted the deployment of a US aircraft carrier in the region, and said, “This vessel, similar to the other warships, answered all the questions asked by the IRGC Navy without any problem or making any particular move and then continued the path to its specified destination.” 

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/iran-announces-its-blockading-on-the-strait-of-hormuz-2012-4#ixzz1srtD5kNS

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