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The 5 Straits - out of the Sinai Peninsula including the...

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CHOKEPOINTS! (bottleneck) Choke points are narrow international waterways where three characteristics are present. The waterway should be narrow and capable of being closed off to both commercial and military snipping . There should be no readily available maritime route to utilize in the event of closure . Finally, the choke point should be of considerable significance to at least several States . - divides Asia from Europe; connects Black Sea with Mediterranean Sea - transports oil to W. and S. Europe - Was the main export route for Russia - Montreux Convention of 1936, commercial shipping has the right of free passage through the Bosporus and Turkish Straits in peacetime, although Turkey claims the right to impose regulations for safety and environmental purposes - Suez Canal - connecting the Red Sea and Mediterranean Sea ( Egypt ) - British took control of the canal and Egypt from 1882 until 1922. - 1967 President Nasser ordered the UN peacekeeping forces
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Unformatted text preview: out of the Sinai Peninsula , including the Suez Canal area. Despite Israeli objections in the United Nations , the peace keepers were withdrawn and the Egyptian army took up positions on the Israeli border, and again closed the canal to Israeli shipping. key factors in the Israeli decision to launch a pre-emptive all out attack on Egypt in June 1967 Straits of Tehran-the entry point of Israel to the Seas-Egypt blockaded the Straits of Tehran in 1967 (6 day war) Turkish Straits/ Bosporos Bab Al-Mandeb (Gate of Tears) Strait of Hormuz-passage from the Arabian Sea to the Red Sea-Control of the strategically located strait was long contested by Britain and France-between Oman and Iran at the entrance to the Persian Gulf-20% of the world’s old passes through it-surrounded by Iran, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates.-U.S. Navy waged a one-day battle against Iranian forces in and around the strait....
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