Strait of Hormuz

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Hormuz, Strait of


(also Strait of Ormuz), a strait between the Arabian Peninsula and mainland Asia, connecting the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The strait is approximately 150 km long and is 55.6 km wide at its narrowest point. The shallowest depth in the navigational channel is 71 m. The Iranian port of Bandar Abbas is on the strait.

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Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian military commander reiterated Tehran's commitment to the security of the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormoz, and cautioned that foreign military presence will only undermine the security of the strategic waterway.
Security will be established in the Persian Gulf region and the Strait of Hormoz only through the presence of the regional countries (on the scene)," Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces for Operational Affairs Brigadier General Mostafa Salami told reporters after the 10th Iran-Oman Joint Military Committee meeting here in Tehran on Saturday.
Strait of Hormoz, the entrance to the strategic Persian Gulf waterway, is a major oil shipping route.
Earlier, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jaffari had stressed that Iran considers itself responsible for protecting the security of its neighboring states and the strategic Strait of Hormoz.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Former Iranian intelligence minister Ali Fallahian underlined the strategic significance of the Strait of Hormoz for Iran's defensive power, and repeated the country's earlier warnings that it would cut off the world oil lifeline if it is threatened militarily.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi underlined Tehran's commitment to the establishment and maintenance of regional security, specially in the Strait of Hormoz.