US and several other nations launched naval patrols after suspected Iranian attacks on shipping
Oman voices concern over international military presence in Strait of Hormuz
The risk of a military confrontation is higher in the Strait of Hormuz than anywhere else in the Gulf region, Oman’s minister for foreign affairs said, partly as a result of the growing number of military vessels from different countries that are guarding it.
The waterway between Iran and Oman, 33 kilometres wide at its narrowest point, is the conduit for about 30 per cent of all crude and other oil liquids traded by sea.
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