Iran is winning Hormuz faceoff. Israel, Saudis break away from US Iran policy

Three weeks ago, Iran threatened to forcibly bar the Strait of Hormuz to "enemy ships" i.e. the USS Stennis carrier. The US bowed to the threat by stopping sending aircraft carriers through the strait to the Persian Gulf. Rather than confronting Tehran, the Obama administration is straining hard to hold Israel back from striking Iranian nuclear sites. The latest  DEBKA-Net-Weekly out Friday bared features of Israel's strike plan, as well as tracking Saudi Arabia's entry to the Middle East nuclear race with active Chinese assistance.
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