Can Iran Close the Straight of Hormuz?


Iran warns it could close Strait of Hormuz to US
Iran will close the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a passageway through which a third of the world’s oil is transported, unless the US and its allies stop “threatening” it, a senior Iranian military commander has said.

“If the Americans and their regional allies want to pass through the Strait of Hormuz and threaten us, we will not allow any entry,” state media quoted Brigadier General Hossein Salami, the deputy commander of the powerful Revolutionary Guard, as saying on Wednesday.

Without elaborating on what he and other leaders would consider a threat, Salami said that “Americans should learn from recent historical truths”, most likely referring to the January capture of 10 US sailors who entered Iranian waters.

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