Oman is concerned about the conflict in the Strait of Hormuz
The danger of an armed conflict in the Strait of Hormuz was announced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Oman, Yusuf bin Alyawi bin Abdullah, on February 15 at the Munich Security Conference.
According to bin Abdullah, there is a greater risk of military conflict in the strait than anywhere else in the region. As the main reason, he named the growing number of warships in different countries.
The minister explained that in a situation of such tension there is a high probability of someone else’s mistake, and then the strait will become the most explosive point in the Persian Gulf for many months.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait, Sheikh Ahmed Nasser al-Mohammed al-Sabah, also expressed concern about the fate of the strait:
“All that Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar have is the Strait of Hormuz, and if it is blocked, we will all be in trouble. Therefore, it is so important to ensure the safety of navigation. “
Recall that almost a quarter of the world’s oil is exported through the Strait of Hormuz.
The United States accused Iran of assaulting merchant ships in the region and sent ships to ensure transport safety. Other countries followed suit.