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vannatter i'm clunky residents violence from iran wrapping up tensions in the persian gulf it's maybe opening fire on a singapore oil tanker in the strait of hormuz on thursday forcing except for lead towards the arabs u. s. officials say it looks like to ronnie's using force to settle a legal fight because it believes the tanker damaged in iranian oil platform in march this latest actively still as he comes at a bad time for the u. s. president obama is trying to calm his gulf allies who are worried that iran could become all powerful if western sanctions are lifted in exchange for the country cutting its nuclear program , spike trying to broker that deal obama says he is ready to fight fire with fire in the gulf , in the event of such aggression or the threat of such aggression united states stands ready to work with our g. c. c. partners to , urgently determine what actions may be appropriate , using the means at our collective disposal including the potential use , a military force , they're also rising concerns that tehran is trying to ship weapons to hook the rebels in yemen adding to tensions on the waters west saudi arabia is leading an ansi iran blockade millions of barrels of oil news daily through the gulf and the arabian peninsula shipping officials told reuters they're bracing for more uneasy , washington refusing to rule out ordering warships to travel a long sigh commercial vessels in the region