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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-08-08 08:54 PM
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Operation Brimstone (Lg. Naval Armada Heading For Iran)
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Operation Brimstone ended only one week ago. This was the joint US/UK/French naval war games in the Atlantic Ocean preparing for a naval blockade of Iran and the likely resulting war in the Persian Gulf area. The massive war games included a US Navy supercarrier battle group, an US Navy expeditionary carrier battle group, a Royal Navy carrier battle group, a French nuclear hunter-killer submarine plus a large number of US Navy cruisers, destroyers and frigates playing the "enemy force".

Since it launched in the latter half of July I'm guessing part of its purpose was to pressure Iran
to sign the latest treaty banning further nuclear development.
Iran rejected it anyway.

The latest on that 'agreement' vs. sanctions issue:

Agreement on sanctions 'difficult'
13 hours ago

Agreement on tough, new international sanctions against Iran over its controversial nuclear programme is likely to prove difficult, a senior British official warned.

Britain and other leading powers announced this week that they would be seeking new measures in the United Nations Security Council after Tehran rejected a call to freeze its uranium enrichment work in return for talks on economic assistance.

Diplomats from the so-called E3+3 group of Britain, France, and Germany, plus the United States, Russia, and China, are expected to begin detailed discussions in the autumn on a package of financial sanctions.

However one UK official acknowledged that finding agreement on a common text was unlikely to be easy.

"I have no illusions that it will be difficult, as it was last time, to actually agree the text of some tough sanctions in the Security Council," he said...cont'd
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-08-08 08:56 PM
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1. Thanks Dover
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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-08-08 09:17 PM
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2. Hey Slad!
Just more aggressive tactics. Nobody's buying it.
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