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Iran lawmakers prepare to close Hormuz Strait

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posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 09:09 AM
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Iran lawmakers prepare to close Hormuz Strait


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Iranian lawmakers have drafted a bill that would close the Strait of Hormuz for oil tankers heading to countries supporting current economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

­"There is a bill prepared in the National Security and Foreign Policy committee of Parliament that stresses the blocking of oil tanker traffic carrying oil to countries that have sanctioned Iran," Iranian MP Ibrahim Agha-Mohammadi told reporters.

"This bill has been developed as an answer to the European Union's oil sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran."

Agha-Mohammadi said that 100 of Te
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FoxNews - Iran Drafts Bill to Block Hormuz From Gulf Oil Tankers

LiveLeak - Iran lawmakers prepare to close Hormuz Strait

Reuters - Iran drafts bill to block Hormuz for Gulf oil tankers
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posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 09:09 AM
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** MODS I did a search and nothing current came back**


We all saw this coming... It looks like Iran is making good on its threats to shut down the straights of hormuz if the EU oil ban went into effect.

So far the bill has over 100+ votes for yes out of 290 so far. I caught a blurb on Foxnews who reported the bill actually passed however I have not been able to find that story / confirmation.

This explains whey there was a quick but quiet build up of military forces in the region in the last few days.

Anyone want to wager when all of this is going to kick off?

www.rt.com
(visit the link for the full news article)
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posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 09:12 AM
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They have all the right in the world to do this to be honest.

And it gives the western TPTB a good excuse to raise the gas prices instead of just opening the massive reserves they have.

Ow wait... they'll need those oil reserves for the coming war ofcourse

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posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 09:13 AM
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At least they can try to close it.

It won't be closed for long.


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posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 09:18 AM
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No because NATO will make sure of that, right?

Bet you just can't wait for bombs to start flying.


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posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 09:21 AM
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Originally posted by Romekje
They have all the right in the world to do this to be honest.

Not really.. The straights are an international waterway.


Originally posted by Romekje
And it gives the western TPTB a good excuse to raise the gas prices instead of just opening the massive reserves they have.

Ow wait... they'll need those oil reserves for the coming war ofcourse

edit on 4/7/12 by Romekje because: typo


The situation can easily be resolved by Iran not closing the straights. Aside from that their nuclear program is ongoing, although I dont see a resolution.



posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 09:22 AM
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They have been threatening this for months now but they have been really boasting about it over the last week or so. The most recent announcement from Nigeria is sure to not help the situation

Britain urges Kenya not to import more Iranian oil

Kenya cancels Iran oil deal due to sanctions

Iran threatens to close the strait everytime the West sticks it's nose where it doesn't belong as I explained in this thread.

www.abovetopsecret.com...


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posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 09:22 AM
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As far as the inbound part of the straits they have every right to close because it goes into their coastal waters. But commercial ships that aren't hostile to Iran has every right to use the straits as marine law dictates. And any country that supports sanctions against Iran are committing an act of war against Iran so they have every right to close it to them.

OT
Imo anyone who supports Americans getting killed for oil is an idiot who should be forced to go over there and fight the war. If we were to do this people wouldn't be screaming for war so much.



posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 09:23 AM
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DO IT !

they say all countries who followed the sanctions will be banned from the SOH

the US and Israel really gave them no choice now
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posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 09:25 AM
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Good,Iran Good. Its time to teach the american Gorillas a lesson.Time to tell them that mass murder american empire cannot scare and cow the people of Persia.



posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 09:26 AM
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Originally posted by Romekje
They have all the right in the world to do this to be honest.

And it gives the western TPTB a good excuse to raise the gas prices instead of just opening the massive reserves they have.

Ow wait... they'll need those oil reserves for the coming war ofcourse

edit on 4/7/12 by Romekje because: typo


Exactly, Iran should have closed the strait a long time ago. Due to the fact that they haven't done so already leaves me no choice but to consider it as more tough talk that nothing will ever come of.

They have every right to close it from a moral and retaliatory stand point but as the other poster said it woudn't be a good idea for Iran because the West would use it as a reason to demonize and possibly even attack them.



posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 09:27 AM
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Originally posted by Xcathdra

Originally posted by Romekje
They have all the right in the world to do this to be honest.

Not really.. The straights are an international waterway.


No, it isn't



To traverse the Strait, ships pass through the territorial waters of Iran and Oman


Wiki source

And their nuclear program?

Let's stop being hypocrits and let's stop thinking this entire situation has anything to do with that to begin with.



posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 09:28 AM
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Not really.. The straights are an international waterway.


Your wrong here only part of it is international waters. All coastal states are entitled to claim coastal waters out to a 12 nautical mile limit, but the Strait is only 21 nautical miles wide at its choke point. The maximum either side could assert a right to is 10.5 nautical miles. So half of it belongs to Iran.



posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 09:28 AM
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Originally posted by Romekje
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No because NATO will make sure of that, right?

Bet you just can't wait for bombs to start flying.


Oh, did I say that?

No, I did not. that is what you said. They don't have the right to close an international traffic portal. That would be like the US closing the Gulf of Mexico.


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posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 09:29 AM
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Originally posted by buster2010
As far as the inbound part of the straits they have every right to close because it goes into their coastal waters. But commercial ships that aren't hostile to Iran has every right to use the straits as marine law dictates. And any country that supports sanctions against Iran are committing an act of war against Iran so they have every right to close it to them.

OT
Imo anyone who supports Americans getting killed for oil is an idiot who should be forced to go over there and fight the war. If we were to do this people wouldn't be screaming for war so much.


Iran is going to be violating another treaty they are a signatory to by blocking the straights. The Straights of Hormuz, along with several other straights around the world, are designated as "transit passages" and come under the International Law of the Sea treaties.

Transit is not restricted to just commercial vessels. It applies to all vessels as well as aircraft.



posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 09:30 AM
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They have all the right in the world to close their territorial waters.



posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 09:31 AM
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Thats a #ing Powder Keg..


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posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 09:31 AM
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Originally posted by Romekje
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They have all the right in the world to close their territorial waters.


Its not territorial waters. See post 3 above.

UNCLOS
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posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 09:32 AM
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Never before did they actually have a vote on it though.

They might just do it this time. I agree with them though i also agree that it WILL push this conflict over the edge.


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posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 09:33 AM
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Originally posted by Romekje
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They have all the right in the world to close their territorial waters.


To bad ignorance isn't painful. Look at a map before you make your statements.

Iran's territorial waters does NOT extend across the straits., therefore they do NOT have the right.:



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