NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, December 7, 2011

From the Telegraph:  Nato pressed Iran to guarantee the security of energy supplies through the Strait of Hormuz but said the Western military alliance had no plans to intervene in the area – used for a third of the world’s seaborne oil exports.

Nato Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said in Brussels it was of "utmost importance to make sure energy supplies continue to flow through the vital waterway".

"I would like to stress that the Iranian authorities have a duty to act as responsible international actors and in accordance with international law," Mr Rasmussen told a joint news conference with Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, confirming that Nato had no plans of intervention.  (photo:NATO)