DUBAI, Dec 28 (Reuters) - The U.S. Fifth Fleet said on
Wednesday it will not allow any disruption of traffic in the
Strait of Hormuz, after Iran threatened to stop ships moving
through the strategic oil route.
"The free flow of goods and services through the Strait of
Hormuz is vital to regional and global prosperity," a
spokesperson for the Bahrain-based fleet said in a written
response to queries from Reuters about the possibility of Iran
trying to close the waterway.
"Anyone who threatens to disrupt freedom of navigation in an
international strait is clearly outside the community of
nations; any disruption will not be tolerated."
(Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk and Andrew Hammond; Writing by
Joseph Logan; Editing by Louise Ireland)