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Iranian Fleet Masses to Face Off Against Trump’s America

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It begins.

Direct military conflict between America and Iran seems unavoidable.

President Trump isn’t going to back down, and the mullahs in Tehran, unsympathetic toward the suffering of their own people, appear to be gearing up for a fight.

A fleet of at least 100 Iranian warships has reportedly been spotted in the Person Gulf. It’s mission is clear – to threaten global oil supply.

From American Military News:

Iranian warships are positioning at the northern end of the Strait, which is one of the world’s most important waterways for oil transport. Approximately 18 million barrels of oil are transported through the Strait daily, which connects the Persian Gulf (also known as the Arabian Gulf) and the Arabian Sea.

Navy Capt. Bill Urban, a spokesman for Central Command, said: “We are aware of the increase in Iranian naval operations within the Arabian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman.”

“We are monitoring it closely, and will continue to work with our partners to ensure freedom of navigation and free flow of commerce in international waterways,” he added.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said last week that Iran’s blockage of the Strait would be considered an “attack on international shipping,” USA Today reported.

“Iran has threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz,” Mattis said. “They’ve done that previously in years past.  They saw the international community put – dozens of nations of the international community put their naval forces in for exercises to clear the straits,” he said.

“Clearly, this would be an attack on international shipping, and – and it would have, obviously, an international response to reopen the shipping lanes with whatever that took, because of the world’s economy depends on that energy, those energy supplies flowing out of there,” Mattis added.

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