Following the news about Iran intending to launch a maneuver that will shut down the Strait of Hormuz
, the country's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast has clarified that the closure is not on Iran's agenda still.
The former commander of the Pasdaran says the Muslim world can dominate the global economy by its control of major maritime chokepoints such as the Strait of Hormuz
and the Suez Canal.
Noting that most of the country's imports and exports are made from the Southern coasts, he said, "The most important waterways which link the world are in the Strait of Hormuz
and over one third of the world's trade (exchanges) is made in this area.
More than 70% of global energy transits pass through the Middle East and the Strait of Hormuz
Terrorists loose in Strait of Hormuz
: An investigation by the US Maritime Administration of the mysterious damage to the side of a Japanese tanker in the Strait of Hormuz
in July has concluded the ship was indeed the victim of a terrorist blast.
While flying over the region, Tingle also posted aerial views of Bahrain, the Strait of Hormuz
and the Indian Ocean, which was accompanied with the caption: "the UAE, Bahrain, Iran, the Straits of Hormuz and the Indian Ocean in daylight.
A senior officer of Iran's Navy has denied American charges that Iran's naval forces pointed a laser at an airborne US Marine helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz
back in June.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Navy rejected as untrue the American military officials' claims that the Iranian forces have pointed a laser beam at a US airborne Marine Corps helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz
On Saturday, the USNS Invincible spy ship was forced to change its course after Revolutionary Guard's fast-attack vessels sailed in close proximity in the Strait of Hormuz
Following Its opening in Fujairah on Wednesday, the Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) jetty, , is expected to help the UAE and other Midde East countries export oil safely to the rest of the world without passing through the Strait of Hormuz
which can sometimes be affected due to tension in the region.
In a statement released on Friday, the NCMS also advised people not to venture into the sea due to unstable conditions and rough, high tides in the Strait of Hormuz
, north of the Sea of Oman.
Last Friday, the Marshall-Islands flagged Maersk Tigris container ship was detained by Iranian forces in the Strait of Hormuz
over claims of unsettled payment dispute by the Iranians.