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Israel -- strategically located at the apex of three continents -- is a logical land bridge already in use by Turkey.
Hormuz-2 is a naval strike ballistic missile intended to hit moving targets at sea with high precision, and has a range of nearly 300 kilometers.
US Rep. Randy Forbes told the Washington Free Beacon Iran broke laws in its treatment of American sailors.
Images of U.S. sailors on their knees with hands behind their heads are now being broadcast by Iran.
Ten U.S. sailors and 2 Navy boats are held by Tehran after being picked up in Iran's territorial waters.
Iranian vessel rocketfire was aimed close to a U.S. aircraft carrier in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday.
British-flagged vessels are also now being escorted through the Strait of Hormuz by U.S. Navy warships following Iran's capture of a Marshall Islands-flagged ship.
US warships are now escorting US-flagged commercial vessels as they sail through the Persian Gulf.
A Maersk ship flagged under the Marshall Islands is forced to sail to southern Iran by its Revolutionary Guard Corps.
State Dept: "It’s a key concern of the United States to ensure that sea lanes in the region remain open and safe."
Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps operatives seized a Danish cargo ship in the Strait of Hormuz early Tuesday. No word on wounded.
Iran may purposefully contaminate the waters of the Strait of Hormuz by performing an oil spill, according to a report in the German weekly Der Spiegel on Sunday.
AP reports that the Iranian army is prepared for a military confrontation with the United Arab Emirates should diplomacy over a disputed gulf island...
The New York Times quoted a former senior Israeli official as saying that the Iranian retaliation against an Israeli military strike would be the functional equivalent of Iraq's scud missile attack on Israel during the 1991 Gulf War, the 3000+ Hizbollah rockets fired on Israel during the 2006 Second Lebanon War, and the terror attacks on Israeli and Jewish targets in Buenos Aires in the early 1990s, multiplied in scale at least three times.
USS Abraham Lincoln passed through the Strait without incident Sunday.
Brinksmanship between Iran and the West continues.
Iranian lawmaker says threats were accompanied by offer for dialogue.
The much-publicized joint defense drill planned between Israel and the United States has been postponed in the wake of quickly escalating tensions between the two countries and Iran.
US government conveyed that closing the Strait would constitute a "red line."
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