US and allies to hold international naval exercise in Gulf

By REUTERS
September 17, 2012 07:08




DUBAI - Warships from around the world were assembling in the Gulf on Sunday for what the US military described as the most widely attended international naval exercise ever held in the Middle East.

The exercise, which Washington says involves manoeuvrings to improve mine detection and clearance, comes at a time of rising regional tensions over Iran's controversial nuclear program.

Tehran has threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz, through which 40 percent of the world's sea-borne oil exports passes, and target US military bases in the region if it was attacked.


Related Content
Breaking news
December 13, 2017
Israeli drug company Teva to lay off thousands of employees

By JPOST.COM STAFF, MAX SCHINDLER

Israel Weather
  • 11 - 21
    Beer Sheva
    15 - 21
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 11 - 17
    Jerusalem
    14 - 19
    Haifa
  • 13 - 24
    Elat
    13 - 23
    Tiberias