Iran oil embargo will be enforced on July 1st, 2012, and watchers are wondering could this cause Iran to retaliate by shutting the straight of Hormuz.
Of course, it could since Iran is expecting war all along.
Already Iran has reportedly equipped their vessels with missiles with a range of 220 km and hopes to introduce missiles with a range of over 300 km soon, according to gulf in the media report. Iran “could target from our shores all areas in the Gulf region, the Strait of Hormuz and the Sea of Oman,” Republican Guards commander was quoted as saying.
Soon after the nuclear talks between Iran and world powers in Moscow failed, Iran’s deputy chief commander of the Revolutionary Guards announced that there will soon be war –and that Allah will ensure his forces are victorious, WND reported.
Gen. Hossein Salami who said the Revolutionary Guards are on high alert, is convinced that war is inevitable, and the Iranian forces are ready, saying the current sanctions will only help Iran with its progress, and promised the Iranian ballistic missiles can target the enemy’s moving carriers with 100 percent accuracy.
The Revolutionary Guards have more than 1,000 ballistic missiles capable of reaching all U.S. bases in the region, all of Israel and some capitals in Europe. In collaboration with China and North Korea, they are also working on intercontinental ballistic missiles, the report said.
In another sign that the Iranian officials expect war, Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, urged all factions of the regime, political and military, to unite and remain steadfast in defense of Islam in confronting the “arrogant powers.”