** FILE ** The Iranian navy patrols in the Sea of Oman, which is near the strategic oil shipping routes in the Strait of Hormuz, on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011. (AP Photo)

** FILE ** The Iranian navy patrols in the Sea of Oman, which is near the strategic oil shipping routes in the Strait of Hormuz, on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011. (AP Photo)