Strait of Hormuz
| Strait of Hormuz|
|Locations||Middle East, Indian Ocean|
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 104 miles (90 nmi; 167 km) long, with a width varying from about 52 nautical miles (96 km) to 21 nautical miles (39 km).
|James Critchfield||“Besides the Deuss connection to Oman, Shackley's other link is James Critchfield, the former head of the CIA's Middle East desk, and later chief of intelligence for energy. Critchfield is president of Tetra Tech International, a subsidiary of Honeywell, Inc. Tetra Tech has a contract with Oman to develop the economic infrastructure of the Masandam Peninsula, which is at the mouth of the Strait of Hormuz.”||James Critchfield|
Executive Intelligence Review
|24 June 1988|
|Iran Air Flight 655||A civilian jet airliner shot down by US Navy surface to air missiles on 3 July 1988 as it flew over the Strait of Hormuz|
|Document:Iran - This Is How We'll Close The Strait of Hormuz||webpage||28 December 2011||MEMRI editorial staff|
|Document:So what actually happened in the Strait of Hormuz on 10th July?||social media post||12 July 2019||Oliver Tickell||The aggressive posturing of US and UK and the moves to militarise the Strait of Hormuz, taken together with US calls for regime change and other threats to the sovereignty of Iran, constitute a breach of UNCLOS Articles 19 and 39 and are thus unlawful.|
|Document:The Geo-Politics of the Strait of Hormuz||webpage||8 January 2012||Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya|