Strait of Hormuz


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a strategically important strait linking the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman

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The Strait of Hormuz is a narrow and key waterway between the Gulf of Oman in the southeast and the Persian Gulf.
Only the Strait of Hormuz is a major chokepoint and its significance is lessening as more Arab oil producers on the western side of the Persian Gulf build pipelines to take oil across the Arabian peninsula to avoid the Strait of Hormuz chokepoint.
We will carry out a maneuver that will close down the Strait of Hormuz.
The Strait of Hormuz is a strait between the Arabian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, and provides the only sea passage from the Arabian Gulf to the open ocean.
US Navy Commander Bill Urban, an official spokesman, said the amphibious assault ship Bataan, the guided-missile destroyer Cole and the dry cargo ship Washington Chambers had been maneuvering through the Strait of Hormuz June 13 when an Iranian vessel pulled alongside the US ships, shined a spotlight on the Cole and then trained a laser on a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter flown by Marines from the Bataan.
Recently, the US Navy has claimed that the Iranian Navy has pointed laser at a helicopter of the country's naval fleet as it was sailing through the Strait of Hormuz (in the Persian Gulf) but the Islamic Republic of Iran's Navy categorically rejects this claim," Commander of the Iranian Navy's First Zone Rear Admiral Hossein Azad said on Sunday.
The ship's unprofessional and unconventional conduct in deviating from its main path toward IRGC [Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps] speed boats in the Strait of Hormuz would have far-reaching consequences; their presence in the Persian Gulf threats the security of world energy path, and their approaching up to distance of 550 meters would fuel the tension in the region.
Iran has earlier warned it will close the Strait of Hormuz, a narrow waterway that carries a fifth of the world's traded oil, over bans on the country's ntroversial nuclear enrichment programme.
With only a part of this vast area known by its Persian name, Khuzistan, this is a 348,000 sq km region stretching from the north of Khorramshahr, a city called Muhammara (red town) by the local Arabs, which faces Iraq's Shatt al-Arab estuary, down to the south of the Strait of Hormuz.
Muscat: The Sultanate has no plans to establish a container port in Musandam overlooking the Strait of Hormuz, Yahya bin Said bin Abdullah Al Jabri, chairman of the Board of Directors of SEZAD, has clarified.
Merchant Ship Attacked in Strait of Hormuz A merchant ship came under attack today in the Strait of Hormuz.
Dubai -- The UAE is accelerating oil exports via a new pipeline that bypasses the Strait of Hormuz and plans to ship around 6 million barrels of crude through it this month, an official said last week.
Summary: Iran has released footage showing military drills in the Strait of Hormuz.
NNA - 16/09/2012 The head of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards on Sunday warned of retaliation against the Gulf's strategic Strait of Hormuz, U.
They don't have the military capability to close the world's most important waterway Every five years, the Iranians would threaten the whole world that they would close the Strait of Hormuz.