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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However, the overwhelming bulk of heavy supplies--tanks, artillery, ammunition, food--were sent by sea and went through the Strait of Hormuz.
The Strait of Hormuz is a narrow, strategically significant waterway between the Gulf of Oman in the southeast and the Persian Gulf.
The incident occurred in the Strait of Hormuz, a heavily trafficked waterway off Iran's Southern coast that connects the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.
There have been several such incidents in the Strait of Hormuz in recent months.
Pipelines can be laid to bypass the Strait of Hormuz, which can sometimes be affected due to tension in the region.
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.
7 billion), will enable Abu Dhabi to export as much as 75 per cent of its crude at periodic intervals from Fujairah, located outside the Arabian Gulf on the Gulf of Oman, where tankers can pick up the oil instead of sailing into the Arabian Gulf via the Strait of Hormuz, the narrow waterway watched over by Iran.
Iranian state media have released footage showing a series of naval, air and army drills in the Strait of Hormuz.
Jaafari said the Strait of Hormuz, the narrow channel at the entrance of the Gulf through which a third of the world's traded oil passes, would be a legitimate target for Iran should it be attacked.
The Strait of Hormuz is the most important waterway in the world.
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.