The U.S. relies on its strong military and financial means, and has always adopted a high-pressure policy against Iran with the intention of Forcing Iran to submit, but the effect is not very satisfactory. From the Iranian side, tough counterattacks have never stopped. Not only did they seize the US Navy and sailors, they also shot down the US Global Hawk UAV in the near future.
The Iranian side announced a new counterattack a few days ago, which is surprising. It is also full of ancient Persian wisdom-the Iranian parliament is considering passing a bill that will charge foreign ships passing through the Strait of Hormuz to compensate Iran for the cost of providing them with security. This move is undoubtedly in line with taking advantage of Iran’s geographical advantages and regaining control of the Strait of Hormuz in his own hands.
Iranian senior officials stated that as the guardian of international waters in the region, Iran has the right to charge a certain amount of fees according to international regulations, and this fee is paid by all ships in the region in the form of tolls. Paid.
Based on this bill, the Iranian navy and coastal defense forces will have the right to conduct temporary inspections and charge fees for all ships passing through the Strait of Hormuz. Oil tankers in Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Cartel and the United Arab Emirates that need to pass through the strait will all be affected.
Due to the deliberation stage, the specific implementation date and charging standards are currently unknown, but it is certain that this is Iran’s use of administrative jurisdiction to control the export channels of US allies in the region. chess.
As one of the busiest waterways in the world, Hall The Muz Strait is also the only channel to enter and exit the Persian Gulf by sea. It is called the "Main Valve for Oil Depots in the Middle East." The waterway is 150 kilometers long, and the narrowest point is only about 38.9 kilometers, and it is deeply wedged into the Iranian coastline. The navy and coastal defense forces can easily control all the ships passing by. Then just sinking a few tankers in the center of the channel, or throwing a few mines at random, can immediately shake the global energy market. Not to mention Iran has a relatively powerful anti-ship. Missile strength.
There are hundreds of tankers in the Strait of Hormuz every day, exporting about 7.5 to the world every year. 100 million tons of crude oil is the energy lifeline of many countries in the world. Iran’s announcement of the control of the Strait of Hormuz at this time is to remind the United States not to forget Iran’s advantages. If the United States dares to threaten Iran by military means, it is not just as simple as charging tolls, but directly.Cut off this oil artery.
At present, the Iranian Navy has stepped up its combat readiness training, including sudden attacks by guided missile boats, rapid interception, and mine deployment to prevent possible military strikes by the United States at any time.
Although its strength is not strong, the Iranian Navy still has its own characteristics and is very suitable for Fight in the waters of the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz.
According to the data, the Iranian Navy currently has a total of more than 20,000 soldiers, including 2,000 marines and naval aviation units. The surface naval force includes 1 destroyer under construction, 13 frigates, of which 6 are active, 7 are under construction, and a number of micro-submarines. Of course, the "sea wolves" of the Iranian Navy are best known to the outside world. The number of these tens of tons of guided-missile speedboats is as many as dozens. They are not only equipped with 107mm rocket launchers, but also 2 to 4 light anti-ship missiles imported from China. It may be useless against aircraft carrier formations, but it is more than enough to deter civilian ships from passing through the channel of the strait.