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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The United States is seeking partners to patrol and escort ships in the Strait of Hormuz and Persian Gulf as tensions with Iran escalate.
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Iran's seizure of a British-flagged tanker raises very serious questions for British and international shipping in the Strait of Hormuz, foreign minister Jeremy..
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British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said he had spoken to his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif and expressed his "extreme disappointment" over Iran's..
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Britain summoned the Iranian Charge d'Affaires in London after Friday's seizure of a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, the British Foreign Office..
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Iran claims the tanker collided with an Iranian fishing boat in the Strait of Hormuz
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Britain is warning Iran of what it describes as "serious consequences" if Iran does not release a tanker that it seized in the Persian Gulf. Iran claims the..
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Bahrain said on Saturday it "strongly condemned" Iran's seizure of a British flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, asking Iran to immediately release the..
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France's foreign ministry said on Saturday it was very concerned by the seizure of a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, saying such an action harmed..
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Iran has taken a British-flagged oil tanker seized in the Strait of Hormuz to a nearby port, where the vessel and its crew will remain while an accident it was..
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Tehran, Iran — Iran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker was allegedly due to a collision with an Iranian fishing boat, the country's state-run IRNA news..
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Iran has taken a British-flagged oil tanker it seized in the Strait of Hormuz to Bandar Abbas port, where it and its crew will remain while an investigation into..
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Tensions have already been running high after the U.S. downed an Iranian drone. Then, Iran seized two British tankers in the Strait of Hormuz. David Martin..
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President Trump called Iran "nothing but trouble" after saying he heard from the U.K. that tankers were seized in the Strait of Hormuz.
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The U.S. military said on Friday that unarmed surveillance aircraft were in international airspace, monitoring the Strait of Hormuz and had been in contact with..
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British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Friday there would be consequences if Iran did not return control of ships seized in the Strait of Hormuz, Sky News..
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Iran is denying that the U.S. shot down one of its drones over the Strait of Hormuz. President Trump said the drone was shot down in a "defensive action." Benham..
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Britain said Iran's seizure of a British-flagged vessel and a Liberian-flagged vessel in the Strait of Hormuz was unacceptable and called for freedom of..
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Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Friday they have captured a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz while Tehran and Washington disagreed about a U.S...
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Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Friday they had captured a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf after Britain seized an Iranian vessel earlier this month,..
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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said it has seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. The announcement comes one day after the U.S. said it destroyed an..
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A second oil tanker, the British-operated, Liberian-flagged Mesdar, turned sharply north towards Iran's coast on Friday afternoon after passing westward through..
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Iran's Revolutionary Guard said Friday that its naval forces had seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz.
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Further protection must be provided for merchant vessels after a British flagged tanker was seized by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the Strait of Hormuz,..
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Iran‘s Revolutionary Guard has seized a British tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, the organisation said....
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The company that manages the British-registered vessel Stena Impero said it was unable to contact the crew after it was approached by unidentified small crafts..
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Iran's Revolutionary Guards said they have captured British oil tanker Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz, Iranian state television reported on Friday.
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Iran's Revolutionary Guard says it has seized British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz
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President Donald Trump said there was "no doubt" the U.S. Navy had brought down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz this week while Tehran showed video..
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President Donald Trump said there was "no doubt" the U.S. Navy had brought down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz this week while Tehran showed video..
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President Trump said a U.S. Navy warship took down the drone in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday. But Iranian has denied that it lost a drone. (Image credit:..
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The United States will destroy any Iranian drones that fly "too close" to its ships in the Strait of Hormuz and has evidence that it shot down a drone on..
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Iran denied it lost a drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the United States said it had 'destroyed' an Iranian drone that was threatening a U.S. ship.
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Iran's deputy foreign minister Abbas Araghchi denied on Friday having lost any drone recently and hinted that the US could have downed their own "by mistake."..
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President Trump has said an Iranian drone was "destroyed" after threatening a U.S. warship in the Strait of Hormuz
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Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi denied on Friday that Iran had lost a drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the United States said that a U.S. Navy..
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Tensions in the Gulf region mounted on Thursday as Donald Trump said an American naval vessel shot down an Iranian drone that threatened the ship as it was..
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TOKYO: Oil prices rose more than 1 per cent on Friday after the US Navy destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz, a major chokepoint for global crude..
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U.S. warship takes down Iranian drone over Strait of Hormuz; Another 9/11 firefighter dies of cancer.
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U.S. destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz; Boy selling 'ice cold beer' goes viral.
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A U.S. warship took down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz. That's a key transit point for much of the world's oil supply. There are reports the Pentagon..
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The United States said on Thursday that a U.S. Navy ship had "destroyed" an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the aircraft threatened the vessel, but..
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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he was not aware of any downing of an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday, after President..
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President Donald Trump said on Thursday that a U.S. Navy ship had "destroyed" an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the aircraft threatened the ship, in..
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President Donald Trump said on Thursday that a U.S. Navy ship had "destroyed" an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the aircraft threatened the ship, in..
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Donald Trump says a ship "took defensive action" after being approached in the Strait of Hormuz.
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The U.S. destroyed an Iranian drone over the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday, President Trump announced in the East Room of the White House. CBS News' Steven..
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President Donald Trump said on Thursday that a U.S. Navy ship had "destroyed" an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the aircraft threatened the ship, in..
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The Pentagon said on Thursday that the USS Boxer took defensive action against a drone after it came within a "threatening range" in the Strait of Hormuz.
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President Trump announced the "defensive action" in the East Room Thursday
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President Donald Trump said the USS Boxer destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday after the aircraft threatened the ship by flying to..
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Twelve crews members were on the Panamanian-flagged vessel when it was captured near the Strait of Hormuz.
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Britain is rightly concerned about protecting its goods in the Strait of Hormuz, defense minister Penny Mordaunt said on Thursday following tensions with Iran..
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U.S. officials will speak to members of the Washington diplomatic corps on Friday about a new initiative to promote freedom of navigation and maritime security..
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U.S. officials will speak to members of the Washington diplomatic corps on Friday about a new initiative to promote freedom of navigation and maritime security..
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Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused British forces of "theft" and "piracy" after authorities seized an Iranian tanker off the coast of..
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The U.S. said Iran could be behind the disappearance of a UAE-based ship that was traveling through the Strait of Hormuz two days ago. Amy Myers Jaffe, senior..
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It’s always the oil. While President Trump was hobnobbing with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the G-20 summit in Japan, brushing off a recent U.N...
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Iran and its neighbors need to resolve their differences peacefully, and it’s not up to faraway nations to meddle in the issue, a senior Iranian diplomat said..
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Britain is not seeking to escalate the situation with Iran, foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Friday, as tensions continue between London and Tehran over a..
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The U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet said on Thursday it is working closely with the British Royal Navy as well as regional and global partners to preserve and defend the..
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The U.K. is accusing Iranian boats of trying to intercept a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. Iran has denied the allegation. This comes as tensions..
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Britain does not intend to escort every British-flagged merchant vessel through the Strait of Hormuz, a security source said on Thursday, after a Royal Navy..
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Britain does not intend to escort every British-flagged merchant vessel through the Strait of Hormuz, a security source said on Thursday, after a Royal Navy..
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Threats to international freedom of navigation require an international solution, U.S. Central Command said on Thursday, after three Iranian vessels tried to..
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Iran denies blocking UK vessel in Strait of Hormuz; U.S. Women's soccer team honored at ESPY Awards
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Britain has recommended all British-flagged ships go to a heightened state of security in the Strait of Hormuz, Sky News reported on Thursday, citing unnamed..
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Three Iranian vessels tried to block a BP-operated tanker passing through the Strait of Hormuz but backed off when confronted by a Royal Navy warship, the UK..
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