• The United States has warned Iran that it will not allow any disruption of traffic in the Strait of Hormuz.

  •  The  free flow of goods and services through the Strait of Hormuz is vital to regional and global prosperity.

  • United States maintains the Fifth Fleet as its naval presence in the Gulf to ensure that passage for oil remains free.
  • one  third of the global Oil supplies are routed through the Strait of Hormuz that links the Gulf and the petroleum-exporting states of Bahrain, Iran, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to the Indian Ocean.