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US blockade of Iran would be an act of war: American analyst

Patrick Lawrence, an American political analyst and foreign affairs journalist, has said the US should not try to blockade the Islamic Republic of Iran in order to enforce illegal sanctions unilaterally, because blockades are acts of war.

For the first time in ten months, last week a US aircraft carrier sailed through the Strait of Hormuz and enters into the waters of the Persian Gulf, after Washington threatened to illegally extend an expiring arms embargo on Iran.

The US 5th Fleet said in a statement on Friday that the strike group led by the USS Nimitz and including two guided-missile cruisers and a guided-missile destroyer sailed into the Persian Gulf to operate and train with US partners.

The Nimitz strike group includes the USS Princeton and USS Philippine Sea, both guided-missile cruisers, and the guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett.

The United States regularly sends aircraft carrier groups into the Persian Gulf. But the Nimitz strike group is the first carrier to operate in the Persian Gulf since USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) made the Strait of Hormuz transit in November 2019.