Iraq’s oil minister threatened to stop oil supply to some European countries, February 4th at a news conference in Tehran, Iranian Oil Minister Ross Gautam Jia Semi speech. The same day, Iranian Oil Minister Ross Gautam Jia Semi called on EU countries to reconsider the decision of the oil embargo on Iran and that Iran will stop the export of crude oil to some European countries.on the 4th
Iranian Revolutionary Guard in the waters near the Strait of Hormuz again to hold naval exercises in the exercise will last a month.the
Iran has issued a warning, if the Western countries to impose sanctions on Iranian oil exports, Iran will blockade the Strait of Hormuz. At present, there is no attempt to disrupt shipping in the Strait of Hormuz in Iran, but U.S. and its Western allies are still in the region deployed include carrier , including ships.
located in the Strait of Hormuz between the Arabian Peninsula and southern Iran, the Persian Gulf to enter India Ocean must pass through, known as the “Gulf of throat” said. Thus nearly 40% of the oil, and a considerable number of natural gas exports to the global around the Persian Gulf oil to Western Europe, the United States, Japan the only sea lanes.December 24 last year and this year, January 6th, the Iranian Navy and the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps were held in the Strait of Hormuz and the eastern border area with Afghanistan military exercises.
day, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speech said that Iran will not abandon its nuclear program under international pressure, and vowed to revenge the country to impose sanctions on Iranian oil exports.
Iranian Oil Minister Ross Gautam Jia Semi called on EU countries to reconsider the decision on oil embargo against Iran and that Iran will stop the export of crude oil to some European countries.
Jia Semi said, about 18 percent of oil exports to the EU accounted for only Iran’s oil exports. He said that the response to the EU sanctions, Iran will stop crude oil exports to some European countries. He did not disclose which countries.
In addition, Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on the 3rd, the U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Iran “more willing to launch attacks,” saying “baseless” in the territory of the United States.
Iran mass production
anti-ship cruise missiles
Iran’s Defense Minister Ahmed Vahidi said, Iran has begun production of a product called “victory” anti-ship cruise missile, this missile will be delivered to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
Iran’s Press TV the same day quoted Vahidi as saying that this cruise missile the Iran expert to design the radar-guided, precision can destroy the small and medium-sized target. The cruise missiles, anti-electronic jamming, can be equipped with various types of high-speed boats and light vessels.
February 1 to 11 of each year, Iran were to be held in the Islamic Revolution commemoration activities. In the meantime, Iran will usually announce a series of technology or military progress.
the UN Security Council passed a resolution on the Iranian nuclear issue in June 2010, decided to implement since 2006, the fourth round of sanctions against Iran. Resolution sanctions include a ban on countries to export to Iran and other heavy weapons as tanks, fighter planes and warships. The Vahidi subsequently stated that the sanctions will not affect Iran’s military power, Iran self-sufficient in the manufacture of shells, tanks, helicopters and warships.
the United States still advocate
a diplomatic solution to the Iranian nuclear issue
U.S. State Department spokesman Mark Daytona on the 3rd, the United States believes there is still time and space “to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue through diplomatic channels.
Daytona view of the fact that Iran has the face of “unprecedented” pressure on the United States believe there is still time and space to solve the Iranian nuclear issue through diplomatic channels, while the sanctions in place on a regular press conference of the State Council play a role.
“Washington Post” quoted U.S. Defense Secretary Panetta as saying that Israel might launch a fight against Iran’s nuclear facilities this spring. The newspaper published a column, said: “Panetta, there is most likely in April, May or June, Israel strike on Iran.”