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Iran Launches Effort to Secure Persian Gulf Oil Route

23 April 2010

Iran's Revolutionary Guard has launched large-scale military manoeuvres in the strategic Persian Gulf oil route the Strait of Hormuz.

The Strait of Hormuz is located at the mouth of the Persian Gulf through which around 40% of the world's oil and gas supplies pass.

As a part of the manoeuvres, the Guard has successfully deployed a new speedboat that is capable of destroying enemy ships in the waterway heightening tension in the area.