Iran's Threat to the Strait of Hormuz

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Some officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran have recently renewed threats to close or exercise control over the Strait of Hormuz. This report explains Iranian threats to the Strait of Hormuz, and analyzes the implications of some scenarios for potential U.S. or international conflict with Iran, which include: outright closure of the Strait, harassment and/or infrastructure damage, and continued threat.

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Location(s): Iran
Creation Date: January 23, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Katzman, Kenneth

Specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs

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Nerurkar, Neelesh

Specialist in Energy Policy

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O'Rourke, Ronald

Specialist in Naval Affairs

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Mason, Chuck R.

Legislative Attorney

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Ratner, Michael

Specialist in Energy Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: January 23, 2012
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Iran
Description:

Some officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran have recently renewed threats to close or exercise control over the Strait of Hormuz. This report explains Iranian threats to the Strait of Hormuz, and analyzes the implications of some scenarios for potential U.S. or international conflict with Iran, which include: outright closure of the Strait, harassment and/or infrastructure damage, and continued threat.

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23 pages.

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