A Survey of the Strategic Importance of the Strait of Hormuz in the Middle East, with an Emphasis on Iran's Role in Maintaining its Security

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Abstract

The Middle East has always been of interest to other countries for its geopolitical position and its vast supply of oil and gas. Meanwhile, the issue of the transfer of oil by sea is of great importance. The Strait of Hormuz is perhaps one of the most important blue-water in the world due to the geographical location of the Persian Gulf to the Free Seas. The world's superpowers, like the United States, spend billions of dollars annually on the transit of tanker ships from the area, and Iran, as the main owner of this sector can directly affect this vital strait. In this research, we are going to introduce the waterway from the political point of view and geographical location of the impact of Iran's role in maintaining the Strait.

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