A potential confrontation between the us and iran is brewing in the strait of hormuz after tehran threatened to block the gulf passageway in retaliation for washington’s looming sanctions against iranian oil exports – a threat the us military said would be immediately countered.
A senior iranian military official declared that iran is the guarantor of the security of the persian gulf region and the strait of hormuz and no one else is allowed to talk about the security of this region apart from us. Iran will stop oil exports from the strait of hormuz, the world’s most important oil chokepoint, if the us succeeds in halting crude sales from the persian gulf nation, a revolutionary guards official said. Tehran, vienna: the commander of the al quds force in the revolutionary guards on wednesday said iran will block oil shipments through the hormuz strait if us president donald trump stops iranian oil sales.
Why does the strait of hormuz matter the strait of hormuz, a narrow passage in the persian gulf between omani and iranian territory, facilitates the movement of some 30 to 35 percent of the world's maritime oil trade close to 17 million barrels of oil travel through the strait each day, and all persian gulf shipping must travel through it. Iran’s navy sent dozens of small boats into the strait of hormuz on thursday, dramatizing its ability to choke off the strategic persian gulf waterway — a move that could send global oil and us gasoline prices soaring — and escalating the confrontation with the trump administration for withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear deal. The strait of hormuz is a narrow, strategically important strait between the gulf of oman in the southeast and the persian gulf on the north coast is iran and on the south coast is the united arab emirates and musandam, an exclave of oman the strait at its narrowest is 21 nautical miles (39 km) wide.
The strait of hormuz, a narrow passage in the persian gulf between omani and iranian territory, facilitates the movement of some 30 to 35 percent of the world's maritime oil trade close to 17 million barrels of oil travel through the strait each day, and all persian gulf shipping must travel through it. On thursday the commander of iran’s elite revolutionary guards, whose forces patrol the strait of hormuz – through which one-fifth of the world’s oil passes in tankers – said the guards were ready to put rouhani’s words into action if necessary. Rouhani did not elaborate, but iranian officials have in the past threatened to block the strait of hormuz, a major oil shipping route, in retaliation for any hostile us action against iran solaimani praised rouhani’s remarks on wednesday, said the guards were ready to implement such a policy.
Strait of hormuz, also called strait of ormuz, channel linking the persian gulf (west) with the gulf of oman and the arabian sea (southeast) the strait is 35 to 60 miles (55 to 95 km) wide and separates iran (north) from the arabian peninsula (south.
The strait of hormuz (/ h ɔːr ˈ m uː z / persian: تنگه هرمز tangeye hormoz listen (help info)) is a strait between the persian gulf and the gulf of oman it provides the only sea passage from the persian gulf to the open ocean and is one of the world's most strategically important choke points. The strait of hormuz is a strategically important strait or narrow strip of water that links the persian gulf with the arabian sea and the gulf of oman the strait is only 21 to 60 miles (33 to 95 km) wide throughout its length.