U.S. Sends Top Iranian Leader a Warning on Strait Threat

source: NY Times

Ebrahim Noroozi/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

The Iranian Navy conducted exercises in the Strait of Hormuz on Jan. 1. The government of Iran has threatened to close the strait.

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is relying on a secret channel of communication to warn Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, that closing the Strait of Hormuz is a “red line” that would provoke an American response, according to United States government officials.

 

 

 

Categories: Americas, Iran

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