K.S. Rajan (9 Jan 2012)
"report by BILL KOENIG"


Western countries discuss tapping up to 14 million bpd of oil from emergency stockpiles if Iran closes the Strait of Hormuz; action would be five-times larger than any other release from reserves.
'UK sends most powerful vessel to Gulf to keep Hormuz open'
'Telegraph' reports that the Type 45 Destroyer HMS Daring is set to arrive near Strait of Hormuz by end of January; vessel is capable of shooting down "any missile in Iran's armory."