Mike Curtiss (25 Jan 2012)
"Keeping Straight of Hormuz Open"

 
Strait of Hormuz Will Stay OpenUSS Abraham Lincoln and the USS John C. Stennis side by side. USS John Stenis is now in the Pacific, according to the Pentagon.


Strait of Hormuz Will Stay Open, U.S. NATO Ambassador Says
U.S. Ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Ivo Daalder said international navies will keep the Strait of Hormuz open in the face of Iranian threats to close the shipping channel. Britain could send extra military assetsto the Strait of Hormuz to deter any attempt by Iran to block Persian Gulf oil tanker traffic, but Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal says Iran will never close the Straits because it would be "suicide". On Sunday, USS Abraham Lincoln and its battle group steamed through the Strait of Hormuz into the Persian Gulf Sunday without incident. It's the first US carrier to pass through the Strait since the Iranians threatened to attack the aircraft carrier Stennis three weeks ago when Iran threatened to stop such a move.