5 articles tagged "naval exercise"
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USS Stennis aircraft carrier
Massed US, UK, French navies for drill simulating breach of blocked Hormuz
DEBKAfile Special Report September 5, 2012, 12:38 PM (GMT+02:00)

A third US aircraft carrier, USS Stennis, is moving into place for leading 25 nations in a 12-day naval exercise off Iran’s Gulf coast. A large-scale minesweeping drill will simulate the prevention of Iranian efforts to block the Strait of Hormuz. debkafile:  President Barack Obama plans to see Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sept. 27, the last day of the exercise, hoping to forestall an Israel attack on Iran’s nuclear sites by demonstrating that the US is serious about military action, a message also addressed to Tehran.

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Why Is the Mediterranean Suddenly Chock-a-Block with Military Exercises?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 5, 2012, 10:54 PM (GMT+02:00)

Tehran, Moscow and Ankara are deeply concerned by the joint US-Israeli-Greek naval exercise this week. They are also troubled by the just signed secret Israeli-Cypriot-Greek Mediterranean energy cooperation pact, for control of which the US has beaten Russia to the draw. Russia and Turkey have staged their own naval ...

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Hillary Clinton
The Iranian Bazaar Opens for Business: Preconditions for Diplomacy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 5, 2012, 10:54 PM (GMT+02:00)

 

Russian-Iranian solidarity was dented this week by Tehran’s games to stall the nuclear talks scheduled for mid-April. Moscow wants diplomacy started without delay because Middle East tensions are close to boiling point. Iran vetoes Istanbul as the venue and refuses to talk under military or financial pressure.

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On guard at the Russian missile destroyer Smetliviy
Russian warships launch drill from Tartus versus US-Israeli-Greek naval exercise
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 3, 2012, 10:09 AM (GMT+02:00)

Not 24 hours after Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned that a pre-emptive strike (by the US and/or Israel) would violate international law, Moscow put muscle into his warning: Tuesday, April 3, the Russian guided missile destroyer Smetliviy arrived in the Syrian port of Tartus for a naval exercise. The ship, which carries anti-air, anti-ship and anti-submarine missiles, will hold drills with its support vessels in the same expanse of E. Mediterranean as the US-Israeli-Greek “Noble Dina” exercise.

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Taking part in "Noble Dina" US-Israel-Greek drill
Russia, Iran set to counter US/Israeli strike against Iran. US-led naval drill
DEBKAfile Special Report April 2, 2012, 7:22 PM (GMT+02:00)

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov issued a strong warning against a military attack on Iran Monday, April 2, saying that a pre-emptive strike would violate international law. His comments, made during a visit to Armenia, stopped short of threatening (the US and/or Israel) of consequences. debkafile: Moscow and Tehran suspect that the US- Israeli-Greek air-naval exercise codenamed Noble Dina which is in progress across an unusually broad stretch of E. Mediterranean is meant to rehearse war action in the Persian Gulf.

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