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Armada of international naval power massing in the Gulf as Israel prepares an Iran strike, war games?

Via The Telegraph

Cruisers, aircraft carriers and minesweepers from 25 nations are converging on the strategically important Strait of Hormuz in an unprecedented show of force as Israel and Iran move towards the brink of war.

Western leaders are convinced that Iran will retaliate to any attack by attempting to mine or blockade the shipping lane through which passes around 18 million barrels of oil every day, approximately 35 per cent of the world’s oil traded by sea.

In preparation for any pre-emptive or retaliatory action by Iran, warships from more than 25 countries, including the United States, Britain, France, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, will  begin an annual 12-day exercise.

This caught my attention yesterday.  Is it all about oil?

Iran Responds to Massive U.S. Armada Gathering in the Persian Gulf  Click Here

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