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Strait between the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf

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Strait of Hormuz: Strait between the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf
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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Australia says it will join U.S.-led defense effort in Strait of Hormuz

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

Poland may join U.S.-led mission in Strait of Hormuz

Poland is considering supporting a U.S.-led mission to protect the Strait of Hormuz, but has not made a formal decision yet.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Strait of Hormuz

Australia signs new NATO partnership [Video]Australia signs new NATO partnership

Australia's Defence Minister Linda Reynolds and NATO's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg sign a new joint partnership on Wednesday (August 7) to co-operate more closely. Rough cut – no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published

Zarif says Iran will act over 'maritime offences' in Gulf [Video]Zarif says Iran will act over 'maritime offences' in Gulf

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:49Published

Iranian Revolutionary Guard releases footage of encounter with British warship [Video]Iranian Revolutionary Guard releases footage of encounter with British warship

Iranian Revolutionary Guard released footage of their encounter with a British warship. The British ship is warned not to interfere in the seizure of a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:39Published

Oman On Regional Turmoil: Keep Us Out Of It [Video]Oman On Regional Turmoil: Keep Us Out Of It

Reuters reports Oman will not mediate in the rising tensions in the Gulf region. However, Oman’s minister in charge of foreign affairs says the country is in contact with “all parties” in order..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Iranian President Says Seized Oil Tanker By Britain Was 'Illegal' [Video]Iranian President Says Seized Oil Tanker By Britain Was 'Illegal'

Britain recently seized an Iranian oil tanker off Gibraltar and Iran’s president spoke out about it. On the official presidency website, President Hassan Rouhani said the seizure was illegal...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Iran to execute alleged CIA spy ring members [Video]Iran to execute alleged CIA spy ring members

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is dismissing claims by Tehran that it has captured 17 spies working for the Central Intelligence Agency. Meanwhile, the first images emerge of the crew of the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:42Published

Jeremy Hunt announces new European-led maritime mission [Video]Jeremy Hunt announces new European-led maritime mission

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..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:38Published

Iran's state TV release video from onboard seized British-flagged tanker [Video]Iran's state TV release video from onboard seized British-flagged tanker

Iran's state TV has released video from onboard the British-flagged tanker, Stena Impero, that was seized by Tehran in the Strait of Hormuz on July 19. Iran said the ship had violated international..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:49Published

Iran releases video showing capture of British oil tanker [Video]Iran releases video showing capture of British oil tanker

Video by Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps shows how the British oil tanker was seized in Strait of Hormuz on Friday.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:16Published

Iran Releases Video Of Troops Capturing UK Tanker In 'Hostile Act' [Video]Iran Releases Video Of Troops Capturing UK Tanker In 'Hostile Act'

Britain denounced the Iranian seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a “hostile act” on Saturday. Reuters reports the UK rejects Tehran’s explanation that it had seized the vessel..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:52Published

Oil tanker seizure raises serious questions about shipping security, says Hunt [Video]Oil tanker seizure raises serious questions about shipping security, says Hunt

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,..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:47Published

Iranian TV releases footage of UK flagged tanker being seized in Strait of Hormuz [Video]Iranian TV releases footage of UK flagged tanker being seized in Strait of Hormuz

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..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:16Published

Iran seizes British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz [Video]Iran seizes British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps says tanker was captured 'for failing to respect international maritime rules'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:14Published

Footage shows seized British Stena Impero tanker in Iran's Bandar Abbas port [Video]Footage shows seized British Stena Impero tanker in Iran's Bandar Abbas port

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:36Published

Hunt warns of 'serious consequences' after tanker seized in Gulf [Video]Hunt warns of 'serious consequences' after tanker seized in Gulf

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..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:35Published

Jeremy Hunt 'extremely concerned' as Iran seizes British oil tankers [Video]Jeremy Hunt 'extremely concerned' as Iran seizes British oil tankers

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..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:52Published

Iran says it's seized a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz [Video]Iran says it's seized a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz

A British-flagged tanker was seized in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday, according to statements from the ship's owner and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:53Published

Iranian authorities 'seize British oil tanker in Persian Gulf' [Video]Iranian authorities 'seize British oil tanker in Persian Gulf'

The Government is "urgently" investigating reports a British oil tanker has been seized by Iranian authorities in the Persian Gulf. The Stena Impero, which is registered in the UK, was seized by the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:26Published

US warship destroyed Iranian drone, says Trump [Video]US warship destroyed Iranian drone, says Trump

President Donald Trump has said a US warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between the two countries.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:11Published

Iran claims to have impounded foreign ship [Video]Iran claims to have impounded foreign ship

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has seized a foreign ship smuggling fuel in the Gulf, state television quoted Iran’s elite force as saying in a statement on Thursday. Havovi Cooper reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

Iran Must Release Seized Ship And Crew [Video]Iran Must Release Seized Ship And Crew

Iran must immediately release a vessel it seized in the Gulf and its crew, reports Reuters. This is according to a U.S. State Department spokesperson said on Thursday. “The United States strongly..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

UK threatened with a UK threatened with a "slap" in Iran tanker row

Iran has warned of consequences if Britain does not release an oil tanker seized off the coast of Gibraltar a week ago. In Tehran, some residents are backing such a retaliation. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

Strait of Hormuz tension: UK call on Iran to de-escalate situation [Video]Strait of Hormuz tension: UK call on Iran to de-escalate situation

The Government has called on Iran to de-escalate the situation after the Royal Navy had to prevent Iranian vessels from invading a British tanker in the Strait of Hormuz.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:32Published

US wants military coalition to protect waters off Iran [Video]US wants military coalition to protect waters off Iran

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

 

Merkel: European mission in Strait of Hormuz likely to be discussed in Finland

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. asks South Korea to send troops to Strait of Hormuz - Yonhap

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. tells commercial vessels to send Gulf transit plans in advance

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: Iran president

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

UK joins United States for maritime security mission in Gulf

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 says will not tolerate 'maritime offences' in Gulf

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

Berlin: Don't see Germany taking part in U.S. naval mission in Strait of Hormuz

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 won't contribute ships to U.S. Middle East maritime force: Mainichi

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

U.S. envoy urges Germany to take global role after Hormuz reluctance

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

Shell not taking British-flagged tankers through Hormuz

Royal Dutch Shell is not taking any British-flagged tankers through the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions with Iran in the vital chokepoint for oil shipments.
Reuters - Published

U.S. envoy slams Germany after reluctance on Hormuz mission

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

German Foreign Minister rules out joining U.S.-led Hormuz mission

Germany will not participate in a U.S.-led naval mission in the Strait of Hormuz as it wants to ease tensions with Iran, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Stoltenberg says no NATO mission requested in Strait of Hormuz

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday there had been no formal request for the military alliance to launch a mission in the Strait of Hormuz.
Reuters - Published

Germany: European naval mission in Strait of Hormuz worth considering

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 Scholz 'very skeptical' about U.S. mission for Strait of Hormuz

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 Revolutionary Guards publish purported exchange with British warship during British tanker seizure

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 not mediating in escalating regional tensions: Oman minister

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

Oman, Iran cooperating on navigation in Hormuz: Oman minister

Oman and Iran were cooperating on navigation through the Strait of Hormuz, Oman's minister in charge of foreign affairs said on Sunday after meeting Iranian officials in Tehran.
Reuters - Published

Germany needs clarity before joining Hormuz naval mission: Minister

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

Oil tanker seized by UK will be released soon, claims Iranian MP

Royal Navy begins escorting British-flagged tankers through Strait of Hormuz
Independent - Published

Denmark backs Britain's proposed Hormuz naval mission

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

Pompeo says he'd go to Iran if needed as he asks U.S. allies to join maritime force

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

Iran tanker seizure: Why is the Strait of Hormuz so important?

What is the Strait of Hormuz and why does it matter?
BBC News - Published

Britain begins escorting all UK vessels through Hormuz Strait

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

Too early to talk about Germany joining Hormuz naval mission: ministry

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 ready to take part in Hormuz naval mission: RND media group

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

Royal Navy to escort UK ships in Gulf

The move follows the seizure by Iran of a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz.
BBC News - Published

Royal navy will protect UK-flagged vessels through the Strait of Hormuz

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

Stena Bulk says it spoke to seized tanker's crew, all safe and well

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

Sweden in talks with Iran, UK, others over seized tanker

Sweden said on Wednesday it was holding talks with Iran, Britain and others over a Swedish-owned, British-flagged tanker seized last week by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz.
Reuters - Published

Jazeera cites Iran official warning of confrontation if Hormuz status changed

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

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