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The Hunt For Red Pyongyang: South Korea On Alert For Naval Attack After “Losing” 4 North Korean Subs

ZeroHedge…

Just because the imminent launch of a North Korean rocket along a trajectory which will likely force Japan to strike it down, something which Pyongyang said would be equivalent to an act of war, was not enough, it now appears that South Korea has commenced the hunt for Red Pyongyang or four, as it is now “searching for four North Korean submarines that disappeared after leaving their bases on the tense peninsula.” ABC News reports that “A military source quoted in a South Korean newspaper says up to four North Korean submarines slipped out of port in recent days and have so far avoided detection. The source was also quoted as saying that Pyongyang has stepped up submarine infiltration drills as the weather has warmed.” As a result, “Seoul is now on alert for a possible strike against a South Korean naval ship.” This won’t be the first time a North Korean sub is implicated in potential wrongdoing: “The South accuses the North of using a midget submarine to sink the corvette the Cheonan two years ago, which left 46 South Korean sailors dead.”

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‘Hormuz naval drill, message to West’

From PressTV.ir…

“The [Iranian] Navy’s military maneuvers in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman indicate the power and dominance of Iran’s Navy in regional waters,” member of the Majlis (parliament) National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Zohreh Elahian said Monday.

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Iran begins naval drills in Strait of Hormuz

Iran plans to practice its use of submarines, surface-to-sea missile systems, torpedoes and drones

From Al Jazeera…

Iran’s navy has started a 10-day drill in international waters near the strategic oil route that passes through the Strait of Hormuz.

The exercises, dubbed “Velayat 90”, could bring Iranian ships into proximity with United States Navy vessels in the area. “Velayat” is a Persian word for “supremacy” and it is currently used as a title of deference for the Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

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Iran army declines comment on MP’s Hormuz exercise remarks

From Reuters…

TEHRAN (Reuters) – A member of the Iranian parliament’s National Security Committee said on Monday that the military was set to practice its ability to close the Gulf to shipping at the narrow Strait of Hormuz, the most important oil transit channel in the world, but there was no official confirmation.

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Iran conducts 4-day air defense drill

From Ynetnews…

Exercise in east Iran aimed at ‘heightening level of preparedness amid possible threats to airspace, nuclear centers’

The Iranian army was set to launch an air defense drill Friday evening simulating an attack on the country’s nuclear facilities, the Islamic Republic News Agency reported.

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Iran: We’ve produced domestic version of S-300 anti-aircraft missiles

A Russian-made S-300 missile Photo by: Kremlin

From Haaretz…

Russia banned the delivery of advanced missile systems to comply with United Nations sanctions against Tehran’s nuclear program; Iran military official: Enemies left disappointed in their attempts to impose sanctions.

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Report: Israel sends 2 warships to Egyptian border

INF Ship Photo:AP

From Ynet…

Military sources tell AP Israeli Navy sent additional warships to maritime border with Egypt following intelligence indicating viable terror threat. Meanwhile, Iran set to send 15th fleet to area as well as ‘to thwart pirate activity’…

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China expanding its nuclear stockpile

A warship launches a missile during a military drill in July 2010 of the South China Sea Fleet of the People’s Liberation Army’s navy in the South China Sea. (Xinhua News Agency via Associated Press)

From Washington Times…

China is expanding its nuclear forces with a new multi-warhead mobile missile and keeps its strategic stockpiles in deep underground bunkers, the Pentagon disclosed in its annual report to Congress on the Chinese military.

China is thought to have up to 75 long-range nuclear missiles, including hard-to-find, road-mobile DF-31 and DF-31A intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), according to the report, which was released Wednesday. China also has 120 intermediate- and medium-range missiles…

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