The strait is located at the mouth of the Persian Gulf and is crucial to global energy supplies, with about a fifth of all oil traded at sea passing through it.
The US Navy had a strained encounter with Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard in the strategic Strait of Hormuz.
The confiscations were retaliation for Greece's role in the US seizure of crude oil from an Iran’s tanker in the Mediterranean Sea over violating Washington's harsh sanctions on the Islamic Republic.
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