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Old January 3rd, 2012, 04:20 PM   #1
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Iran threatens to take action if carrier moves to Gulf

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Iran threatened on Tuesday to take action if the U.S. Navy moves an aircraft carrier into the Gulf, Tehran's most aggressive statement yet after weeks of saber-rattling as new U.S. and EU financial sanctions take a toll on its economy.
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 08:19 PM   #2
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Just saber rattling. The US could vaporize that country in a half hour.
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 09:20 PM   #3
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The United States' Navy is the most advanced and deadly in the world. Iran's is not even in the top ten. They would be extremely unwise to attempt any physical conflict. We have an aircraft carrier full of flying things that kill from afar along with the entire battle group accompanying her, as well as an attack sub or two lurking around.
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Old January 4th, 2012, 08:37 AM   #4
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Who goes around sabre rattling ?

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Just saber rattling. The US could vaporize that country in a half hour.
Its US and its mistress which goes around sabre rattling and always looking for an excuse to engage 'eye-ran'. We will all vaporize one day. So, there is no bravery in showing off. Iraq and Afghanistan have been vaporized but it has taken an economic toll on US. Some people will never learn from this.

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Old January 4th, 2012, 09:33 AM   #5
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I say let the US president wrestle their president 2 out of three falls. It would save money and lives.
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The United States' Navy is the most advanced and deadly in the world. Iran's is not even in the top ten. They would be extremely unwise to attempt any physical conflict. We have an aircraft carrier full of flying things that kill from afar along with the entire battle group accompanying her, as well as an attack sub or two lurking around.
Ahem... I would proceed with caution.

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Iran has test fired a new medium-range missile capable of avoiding radar detection, raising the stakes in its defiance of the West.

The launch was part of a 10-day military exercise being conducted in the Gulf near the Strait of Hormuz.

The drill is taking place as the country's relationship with the West is under increasing strain over its nuclear ambitions.

Exercise spokesman Rear Admiral Mahmoud Mousavi told State TV the missile that was tested is one of the newest in the Navy's arsenal.

"It's equipped with state-of-the-art technology and a built-in system that enables it to thwart jammers," he said.

He denied claims the latest sea manoeuvres serve as practice for closing the vital waterway - as threatened by Iranian officials last week if the West blocks Iran's oil sales.

The Strait is the passageway for one-sixth of the world's oil supply.

The missile test comes a day after the US slapped new sanctions on financial institutions in Tehran for its controversial atomic programme.

The West fears Iran is secretly trying to develop atomic weapons - an allegation that Tehran denies.

As the diplomatic skirmishing continues, Iranian scientists have produced what they say is the nation's first nuclear fuel rod.

The announcement came after Iran said it was forced to make its own fuel rods since international sanctions banned it from buying them on foreign markets.

Nuclear fuel rods contain pellets of enriched uranium that provide fuel for nuclear power plants.
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