The Strait of Hormuz, at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, is viewed as the most important oil chokepoint in the world, with Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait and the UAE all dependent on it move to crude and refined products on to the world market, primarily to Asian buyers.
2018. 6. 25.· SS-N-22 Moskit This is the most important sea warfare weapon Iran has. Originally called Moskit, it was designed at the end of the Cold War by the USSR specifically to avoid NATO anti-missile defences.First of all it is very fast, cruising at Mach 3 at high altitude and Mach 2.2 near the surface; at maximum speed this missile can cross the Strait of Hormuz from coast to coast in less than one
Tension between Iran and the United States flared on December 28, 2011, when Habibollah Sayyari, commander of Iran's navy, threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz, the 34-mile-wide passage through which more than one-third of the world's oil tanker traffic travels.
2012. 3. 5.· This post tries to portray the economic and military chessboard around the Strait of Hormuz today. In the first section, I try to gather the main characteristics of Iran’s economy and how it may be impacted by the sanctions being imposed today; a second section dives into the military technology Iran
LĀRAK, a small island in the Straits of Hormuz to the south of Hormuz Island, located approximately 45 kms southeast of Bandar Abbas and 18 kms southeast of the eastern end of Qeshm Island at lat 26°51′0″ N, long 56°21′0″ E. Lārak was identified by William Vincent (p. 348) with ancient Organa, a rugged and deserted island (Ὀργάνα; Arrian, Indica 37.2; Ptolemy, 6.7.47; Pauly
The Strait of Hormuz, at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, is viewed as the most important oil chokepoint in the world, with Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait and the UAE all dependent on it move to crude and refined products on to the world
The US has blamed Iran for the attacks, while Iran denies responsibility. About 30% of the world's seaborne crude travels through the Strait of Hormuz. CHINESE CONNECTION. Last week, a crude shipment on the British Heritage was cancelled after escalating tensions between the UK and Iran, according to shipping sources.
Iran has acted militarily using special forces against a British-flagged tanker in Omani waters in the Straits of Hormuz an essential international waterway which must be kept open. Yet there is still no comment from the President of the EU Council Donald Tusk, nor from the President of the EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, nor from the President of the EU Parliament David Sassoli.