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).
Australia will join the United States in a coalition of countries protecting oil tankers and cargo ships from threats posed by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on.. Reuters - Published
Iran's foreign minister has said the country will no longer turn a blind eye to maritime "offenses" in the Gulf, a day after it seized an Iraqi oil tanker there that it accused of smuggling fuel. Rough..
Jeremy Hunt makes statement on Iran seizing British-flagged tanker. Britain is to seek to put together a European-led maritime mission to protect ships sailing though the Strait of Hormuz, the Foreign..
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Jeremy Hunt has said the seizing of a UK-flagged tanker by Iran "raises very serious questions" about the security of British and international shipping in the Strait of Hormuz. The Foreign Secretary,..
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Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Saturday released footage showing members of its forces seizing a British-flagged tanker at sea near Iranian ports in the Strait of Hormuz. The footage shows commandos in..
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Iran said on Saturday it seized a British-flagged oil tanker because it was involved in an accident, but Britain's foreign minister said he feared Tehran was taking "a dangerous path" and other major..
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says there will be "serious consequences" if Iran does not release a British-flagged tanker seized in the Gulf. The Stena Impero, which is registered in the UK, was seized..
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Jeremy Hunt has said he is "extremely concerned" by the "unacceptable" seizure of oil tankers by Iranian authorities in the Persian Gulf, as it emerged one of the ships had been released. The Foreign..
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Marine General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on Tuesday the U.S. had hammered out a plan under which an international military coalition would safeguard strategic waters..
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she believed the idea of a European naval mission in the Strait of Hormuz would be discussed again at informal meetings of European foreign and defense.. Reuters - Published
U.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. Reuters - Published
U.S.-flagged commercial vessels should send their transit plans for the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf waters to United States and British naval authorities, the U.S. Maritime Administration said in an.. Reuters - Published
War with Iran is the mother of all wars, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday in a speech broadcast live on state TV, warning once again that shipping might not be safe in the Strait of.. Reuters - Published
Britain on Monday joined the United States in a maritime security mission in the Gulf to protect merchant vessels traveling through the Strait of Hormuz after Iran seized a British-flagged vessel. Reuters - Published
Iran runs security in the Strait of Hormuz and will no longer tolerate "maritime offences" there, its foreign minister said on Monday, a day after it seized a second oil tanker near the strategic.. Reuters - Published
Chancellor Angela Merkel and the whole German government do not see Germany taking part in a U.S-led naval mission in the Strait of Hormuz at the moment, a government spokeswoman said on Monday. Reuters - Published
Japan will not send warships to join a U.S.-led maritime force to guard oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz fearing a military response from Iran, but it may send patrol aircraft, said the Mainichi.. Reuters - Published
The U.S. ambassador to Germany called on Chancellor Angela Merkel's government on Thursday to take on a global responsibility to match its economic might after Berlin showed reluctance to join a naval.. Reuters - Published
The U.S. ambassador to Germany launched a scathing attack on Chancellor Angela Merkel's government on Thursday for its reluctance to join a naval mission in the Strait of Hormuz, saying Europe's.. Reuters - Published
The German government has not offered any contribution to a U.S. naval mission in the Strait of Hormuz but thinks it is "worth considering" a European mission and is in touch with its partners on that,.. Reuters - Published
Germany's Vice Chancellor and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Wednesday he was very skeptical about a request by the United States to join a military mission for the Strait of Hormuz. Reuters - Published
Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards published footage on Monday purportedly showing the Guards warning off a British warship during their July 19 seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker near the Strait.. Reuters - Published
Oman is not undertaking any mediation efforts around rising tensions in the Gulf region but is in contact with "all parties" in order to maintain stability in the Strait of Hormuz, Oman's minister in.. Reuters - Published
Germany will take a decision on whether to participate in a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz once it has more clarity about the design of such a mission,.. Reuters - Published
Denmark said on Friday it welcomed the British government's proposal for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz and would consider a military maritime.. Reuters - Published
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday he was willing to go to Iran for talks amid tensions between Tehran and Washington, but also called on Japan, Britain and other nations to join a.. Reuters - Published
Britain has started sending a warship to accompany all British-flagged vessels through the Strait of Hormuz, a change in policy announced on Thursday after the government previously said it did not.. Reuters - Published
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas did not tell lawmakers that Germany wants to take part in a British plan for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, a ministry.. Reuters - Published
Germany is ready to take part in a British plan for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, media group RND reported, citing participants in a meeting of.. Reuters - Published
The British government said on Thursday its navy will accompany British-flagged vessels through the Strait of Hormuz to defend freedom of navigation, after previously saying it did not have the.. Reuters - Published
All 23 crew on a British oil tanker seized last week by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz are safe and well, the vessel's Swedish operator Stena Bulk said on Wednesday after speaking to them. Reuters - Published
Qatar-based Al Jazeera TV on Wednesday quoted the military adviser to Iran's supreme leader as saying that any change in the status of the Strait of Hormuz, which Tehran says it protects, would open.. Reuters - Published