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


Strait of Hormuz, the world’s most important choke point for oil shipments, has become a contentious issue between the U.S. and Iran. On Sunday, the U.S. warned that there will be consequences if Iran tries to close Strait of Hormuz. (File Photo)
''US would take action against Iran closure of Hormuz'
Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Dempsey says that Iran has the capability to close the Strait for a time but that US would be able to restore free traffic soon after. Defense Sec. Panetta: Pressure the responsible path.
'Egypt Islamists win nearly 2 thirds of seats'
Muslim Brotherhood claims to have won 41% of vote in
lower house of parliament, hardline Islamist Nour Party takes 20%