U.S. Considering Military Options to Keep Strait of Hormuz Open

U.S. Considering Military Options to Keep Strait of Hormuz Open
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The U.S. is considering military options should Iran decide to close the strait of Hormuz, a vital shipping route for oil produced in the Middle East, reported Maariv on Saturday.

Located between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, it is the only sea passage from the Persian Gulf to the open sea, with roughly one fifth of the petroleum on the planet passing through it.

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