Strait of Hormuz
Strait between the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf
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The Strait of Hormuz 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. On the north coast lies Iran, and on the south coast the United Arab Emirates and Musandam, an exclave of Oman. The strait is about 90 nautical miles (167 km) long, with a width varying from about 52 nautical miles (96 km) to 21 nautical miles (39 km).
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Iran seizes vessel in Strait of Hormuz for suspected fuel smugglingIran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on Monday seized a ship near Abu Musa Island in the Arabian Gulf, near the entrance to the Strait of Hormuz, on suspicion of smuggling fuel, state news agency..
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Netherlands to join French-led Strait of Hormuz naval mission: ANPThe Netherlands will contribute a ship to a French-led naval mission in the Strait of Hormuz for a six-month period starting in January, Dutch news agency ANP said on Monday, citing government sources.
U.S. aircraft carrier strike group sails through Strait of HormuzThe U.S. aircraft carrier strike group Abraham Lincoln sailed through the vital Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday, U.S. officials told Reuters, amid simmering tensions between Iran and the United States.
UK lowers security level for its ships in Strait of HormuzBritain lowered its security risk level for UK-flagged ships traveling through the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday, more than a month after one of its tankers was finally released from detention by Iran.
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Iran says it has seized an oil tanker near the Strait of HormuzIran has seized a boat suspected of being used to smuggle fuel and arrested its 11 crew members near a vital oil shipping lane, state television reported on Monday.
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Denmark discusses Hormuz naval mission with European alliesDenmark's prime minister said on Friday that it is in talks with a number of European allies about an international naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz.
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Poland may join U.S.-led mission in Strait of HormuzPoland is considering supporting a U.S.-led mission to protect the Strait of Hormuz, but has not made a formal decision yet.
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Iranians hit hard by U.S. sanctions, and worried about warCBS News meets Iranians in the city of Bandar Abbas, right on the tumultuous Strait of Hormuz, where tensions between their country and the U.S. are sky-high
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U.S. asks South Korea to send troops to Strait of Hormuz - YonhapU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper asked South Korea to send troops to join a U.S.-led maritime force in the Strait of Hormuz off the coast of Iran, Yonhap news agency said on Friday.