Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Iranian Commander Threatens to Close Strait of Hormuz to US

The deputy commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard said Iranian forces will close the strategic Strait of Hormuz to the United States and its allies if they “threaten” the Islamic Republic, Iranian state media reports.

In his remarks, Salami said that “Americans should learn from recent historical truths,” likely referring to the January capture of 10 US sailors who entered Iranian waters. The sailors were released less than a day later, though state TV aired footage of the sailors on their knees with their hands on their heads.

“If the Americans and their regional allies want to pass through the Strait of Hormuz and threaten us, we will not allow any entry,” Salami said, without elaborating on what he and other leaders would consider a threat.

He added: “Americans cannot make safe any part of the world.”

The US Navy’s 5th Fleet, based in Bahrain, operates in the Persian Gulf.


1 comment:

  1. Are you kidding...we are being threatened by a salami? Man I would eat that dude literally for lunch.