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    Navies of Iran, Pakistan to hold joint drill in Hormuz strait

    This is interesting. I wonder what is the purpose of such an exercise.

    Navies of Iran, Pakistan to hold joint drill in Hormuz strait | Reuters

    The navies of Iran and Pakistan plan to hold joint military exercises in the eastern part of the Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday, Iran's state news agency said on Sunday.

    Several Pakistani naval vessels, including a warship and a submarine, docked at the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas on Saturday, the IRNA news agency said, citing an Iranian Navy statement.

    "The most important activity of the Pakistani fleet during its stay in Bandar Abbas is to launch joint manoeuvres with selected units of Iran's Navy in eastern waters of the Hormuz Strait," Iranian Rear Admiral Shahram Irani told IRNA.

    Iran's state news agency said the joint naval exercises were aimed at promoting military cooperation between Tehran and Islamabad but gave no details of the plans.

    More than a third of the world's sea borne oil exports pass through the Strait of Hormuz, a narrow corridor between Iran and Oman. Western navies, led by the United States, patrol the region to ensure their safe passage.

    A crude oil tanker was shot at last week as it sailed through the Strait of Hormuz, although such incidents are rare.

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    Re: Navies of Iran, Pakistan to hold joint drill in Hormuz strait

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    This is interesting. I wonder what is the purpose of such an exercise.

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    The purpose is to work the bugs out of a plan to close the straits.
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    Re: Navies of Iran, Pakistan to hold joint drill in Hormuz strait

    This alone should be enough for Congress to immediately cease all foreign aid to Pakistan... wouldn't be such a hard choice if they didn't have Nukes though.

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    Re: Navies of Iran, Pakistan to hold joint drill in Hormuz strait

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    This is interesting. I wonder what is the purpose of such an exercise.
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    Re: Navies of Iran, Pakistan to hold joint drill in Hormuz strait

    "b7!"
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    Re: Navies of Iran, Pakistan to hold joint drill in Hormuz strait

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The purpose is to work the bugs out of a plan to close the straits.
    I have never heard the USS Nimitz Carrier Battle Group referred to as a "bug" before.
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    Re: Navies of Iran, Pakistan to hold joint drill in Hormuz strait

    It could be two neighboring countries working out kinks in their ability to cooperate together. Could be.

    The purpose is to work the bugs out of a plan to close the straits.
    If anything the most they could do is force the US to keep a carrier presence in the Gulf. Anything more than that and, well, it is sad to think about what would happen to the 5,000+ year old Persian culture if a finger were lifted.
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    Re: Navies of Iran, Pakistan to hold joint drill in Hormuz strait

    Quote Originally Posted by Joby View Post
    It could be two neighboring countries working out kinks in their ability to cooperate together. Could be.



    If anything the most they could do is force the US to keep a carrier presence in the Gulf. Anything more than that and, well, it is sad to think about what would happen to the 5,000+ year old Persian culture if a finger were lifted.
    To operate together is a specific operational plan, would be more like it. That's what these excercises are for.

    The United States already maintains a presense in The Persian Gulf, so the plan the Iranian and Pak navies are practicing probably includes engaging American naval forces.
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    Re: Navies of Iran, Pakistan to hold joint drill in Hormuz strait

    If they closed the Strait of Hormuz, they would have no outlet for their main export, oil. Their revenues would dry up. Surely the US government could get its act together to cut off all foreign aid and to dip into the strategic reserves to keep us going until the two governments saw the light and opened the Strait once again.

    and, if it stayed closed long enough, the world price of oil would go up to the point that it would be economical for the US and Canada to develop those reserves. After that, we could just give the Middle East the finger and let them swim in their oil.
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    Re: Navies of Iran, Pakistan to hold joint drill in Hormuz strait

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I have never heard the USS Nimitz Carrier Battle Group referred to as a "bug" before.
    And, you still haven't.
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