International Journal of Law
International Journal of Law
International Journal of Law
Vol. 8, Issue 4 (2022)

The role of the Strait of Hormuz by Iran as a military defense fort analyzed from international law


Muhammad Adhar Adhymy, Joko Setiyono

At first the relations between the United States and Iran went well, but these relations were strained since Iran underwent a revolution in the government and became an Islamic Republic. This situation has been exacerbated since Iran developed nuclear technology as an alternative to the use of petroleum. The development of technology by Iran is considered as a real form of effort to disrupt world security by Iran. Therefore, the United States and its allies are trying to impose sanctions on Iran. The various sanctions then made Iran issue an attack, Iran then threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz which is a vital route in distributing petroleum as the main global energy. The defensive strategy carried out by Iran in closing the Strait of Hormuz is an effort to deal with pressure from western countries who want to weaken Iran's nuclear program. When viewed from the side of international law, each country will defend the interests of its country. Iran's military defense carried out in the Strait of Hormuz is a tangible manifestation of efforts to protect Iran's territory.
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Muhammad Adhar Adhymy, Joko Setiyono. The role of the Strait of Hormuz by Iran as a military defense fort analyzed from international law. International Journal of Law, Volume 8, Issue 4, 2022, Pages 166-170
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