The Iranian navy one hundred percent ready for the confrontation of foreign warships also ship groupings that may enter in the training area of the Iranian naval forces. This announcement was made by Rear Admiral Mahmoud Mousavi, the commander of the Iranian Navy.
"We recommend that the foreign forces to take seriously the warnings that make the Iranian Navy. In accordance with international law confront offenders who do not respect the security perimeter established for the duration of the exercise, we are ready," — "Interfax" the statement Mousavi.
At the same time, in the exercise area, conducted by the Iranian Navy east of the Strait of Hormuz, aircraft carrier strike group has entered the United States Navy, part of which comes aircraft carrier USS John "C. Stennis" (CVN-74) and warships escort. The aircraft carrier "John Stennis" is the seventh Navy aircraft carrier of the United States of "Nimitz".
Sign aircraft carrier and support group consisting of warships, followed the declaration command prompt 5th Fleet of the U.S. Navy, which is based in the Persian Gulf that the U.S. military will not allow Tehran to block the movement of ships through the strait.
"Anyone who threatens the freedom of movement of ships in the Strait, which global importance, outside of international society, "- said the press service of the 5th Fleet.
Mohammad Reza Rahimi, first vice-president of Iran, December 28, threatened to overlap the Strait of Hormuz if Western countries impose sanctions on Iran for export of petroleum products. Hormuz strait is a strategic principle: it passes through about 40% of world exports of petroleum products and crude oil. Oil through strait export to world markets of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq and the UAE. At this time naikrupneyshimi importing oil from the Persian Gulf are the countries of the West — the United States and the European Alliance.
Strait of Hormuz connects the Indian Ocean and Persian bay. Tehran is controlled northern part of the Strait, and southern — UAE.
December 24, 2011 Iran launched large-scale naval exercises, which will last 10 days. Exercises are held in the Indian Ocean, an area of 2,000 square kilometers. Exercise area "Velayat-90" is located to the east of the Strait of Hormuz to the Gulf of Aden.
Iranian fleet for the first time conducting exercises such territorial scope. According to view the power of Iran's defense doctrine designed to show the Iranian armed forces and Tehran's ability to make maneuvers in international waters.