Iran plants Mines in Gulf; Additional Western Carrier Group Eyed
ABU DHABI — Iran has upgraded preparations for war which have included threats of retaliation against the world's oil supply. Gulf Arab officials said Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps has been planting mines in the Gulf.
The officials said most of the mines were placed in Iran's territorial waters. "This is a clear message by Iran that it is preparing for war," a Kuwaiti defense official said.
Iran has repeatedly threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz. Teheran has also warned that it would target Gulf Cooperation Council states in any retaliation for a U.S. attack.