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LIGNET: 3 Islands That Could Help Iran Block the Strait of Hormuz

Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 12:50 PM

A long-standing dispute over three islands in the Persian Gulf is bubbling up and threatening to escalate hostilities between Iran and the United Arab Emirates. But even if the dispute doesn’t bring the UAE andIran into an armed conflict, the islands, located very close to the entrance to the Strait of Hormuz, are likely to play a key role in any Iranian attempt to block the Strait, as all ships leaving the Persian Gulf must pass between them.

Click here to read the full analysis from top intelligence experts at LIGNET.com.

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A long-standing dispute over three islands in the Persian Gulf is bubbling up and threatening to escalate hostilities between Iran and the United Arab Emirates. But even if the dispute doesn t bring the UAE andIran into an armed conflict, the islands, located very close to...
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