facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Iran raises stakes in Persian Gulf

Sept. 5, 2012 at 11:11 AM   |   Comments

TEHRAN, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Any act of aggression on the part of the U.S. military in the Persian Gulf would be met with the appropriate response, an Iranian navy commander said.

The U.S. military has deployed resources to the Persian Gulf to protect shipping lanes in the Strait of Hormuz. Missile defense systems for the region and for Eastern Europe are planned by the United States as an Iranian deterrence.

Iranian navy Rear Adm. Ali Fadavi said the lives of U.S. troops are at risk should the military act out in the region.

"Should a (single) bullet fly in the Persian Gulf, it will definitely be to the detriment of the United States and its allies," he was quoted by Iran's state-funded broadcaster Press TV as saying.

Navy officials said this week that U.S. military activity in the Persian Gulf was under the close observation by Iranian intelligence services.

The Iranian military said it scheduled two military drills featuring airborne and armored units before the end of the Iranian calendar year, which ends mid-March.

An armored maneuver could take place in southeastern Iran while the venue for the second drill was under consideration.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
New Jersey man caught selling 'Ebola' heroin New Jersey man caught selling 'Ebola' heroin
2
Kimberly Guilfoyle: young women should be 'excused' from voting to go on Tinder Kimberly Guilfoyle: young women should be 'excused' from voting to go on Tinder
3
Female gym teacher busted for repeated sex with student Female gym teacher busted for repeated sex with student
4
American fighting with Kurds in Syria: Civilians burned in chemical attack American fighting with Kurds in Syria: Civilians burned in chemical attack
5
Groveport man confesses to murder of pregnant girlfriend Groveport man confesses to murder of pregnant girlfriend
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback