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 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.
NOLA Politburo chief Ahmad al-Mawla has urged the GCC states to adopt the Ahwaz cause along with the GCC's struggle for the return of the three strategic isles - Abu Musa, Grater Tunb and Letter Tunb at the Strait of Hormuz - to UAE sovereignty.
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.
Analysts don't expect Iran to carry out the threat because its own oil passes through the Strait of Hormuz.
Tehran, July 15 ( ANI ): Iran has said that it could prevent even 'a single drop of oil' to pass through the Strait of Hormuz if its security is threatened.
A pipeline the UAE is building to pump oil from east coast terminals and bypass the Strait of Hormuz will be fully operational in August, an Abu Dhabi oil official said.
Improvements to the pipelines crossing the Arabian Peninsula would allow more of the oil produced in the Persian Gulf to avoid the Strait of Hormuz, according to a new paper from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy.