Jumblatt: Defense Strategy to only serve Lebanon, not Hormuz

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt praised on Monday President Michel Suleiman’s recent stances. In his weekly editorial in the al-Anbaa magazine Jumblatt wrote: “We are seeking arms for the defense of Lebanon only. We don’t want a defense strategy that serves the strait of Hormuz or any other area.”

Iran ‘definitely’ closing Hormuz over EU oil embargo, report

Tensions in the Gulf could reach a breaking point as a senior Iranian official said Iran would “definitely” close the Strait of Hormuz if an EU oil embargo disrupted the export of crude oil. Mohammad Kossari, deputy head of parliament’s foreign affairs and national security committee, issued the warning

US warships cross Strait of Hormuz despite Iran threats

Two American warships have crossed through the Strait of Hormuz without incident despite Iranian threats to close the strategic oil route, the US Navy said Thursday. The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis and the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay “conducted a pre-planned, routine transit through the Strait of Hormuz” on Tuesday,