Iran, Silkworms and the Strait of Hormuz
As a reminder that Iran holds tanker passage through the Strait of Hormuz as a trump card to conflict, Eagle1 at EagleSpeak gives readers a look at the threat from Iran.
At its narrowest point the Strait of Hormuz is only 21 miles wide, two 1-mile-wide channels for inbound and outbound tanker traffic, as well as a 2-mile-wide buffer zone. Iran has deployed Chinese HY-2 'Silkworm' anti-ship missiles along its Persian Gulf coast and its Abu Musa, Qeshm and Sirri islands. Over 14 million barrels of oil pass through the Strait of Hormuz each day....
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