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All foreign warships will soon be unable to pass through the Strait of Hormoz unless they first receive a permission from the Iranian Navy ships deployed in the region, an Iranian parliamentarian said, adding that the country's lawmakers are now working on a relevant plan as the strategic waterway is part of the Iranian territories.
"If the military vessels and warships of any country want to pass via the Strait of Hormoz without coordination and permission of Iran's Navy forces, they should be stopped by the Iranian Armed Forces," Nader Qazipour told FNA, explaining about the contents of the plan.
He underlined that the plan will be presented to the parliament's presiding board next week.
To traverse the Strait, ships pass through the territorial waters of Iran and Oman under the transit passage provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
How might Iran retaliate in the aftermath of a limited Israeli or U.S. strike? The most economically devastating of Iran’s potential responses would be closure of the Strait of Hormuz. According to open-source order of battle data, as well as relevant analogies from military history and GIS maps, Iran does possess significant littoral warfare capabilities, including mines, antiship cruise missiles, and land-based air defense. If Iran were able to properly link these capabilities, it could halt or impede traffic in the Strait of Hormuz for a month or more. U.S. attempts to reopen the waterway likely would escalate rapidly into sustained, large-scale air and naval operations during which Iran could impose significant economic and military costs on the United States—even if Iranian operations were not successful in truly closing the strait. The aftermath of limited strikes on Iran would be complicated and costly, suggesting needed changes in U.S. force posture and energy policy.
Originally posted by phishyblankwaters
reply to post by Vitchilo
Well, put it into perspective.
you've got 2 huge military powers hell bent on bombing you, justified or not. They are currently placing ships all over the region and running drills and exercises, while the whole time in the media, beating the war drums louder and louder.
doesn't it seem like a logical step for Iran to protect itself?
I mean, I get it, they are brown and they aren't the US so screw them right? but honestly, in their position, what would you be doing?
Ridiculous is something we both agree on, but I see it on both sides
Originally posted by GLontra
Sounds like this is more a kind of "project of law" to be presented in the Iranian parliament.
Not necessarily, it will be approved.
Maybe it's just some crazy megalomaniac representative, and he has no backing from the government...
Originally posted by princeofpeace
Hmmmm...im gonna do some due diligence and go check Iranian PRESSTV. Surely if they arent talking about this then its not a big deal.