Anyways, relevant to that is Iran's anti-shipping capacity. While it's not that big of a threat to modern warships, imagine two sunburns sinking a supertanker in the middle of the transit path which is a mere 6 miles. As the ship breaks apart debris will go everywhere create a serious nautical hazard in the world's most important shipping lane. At its deepest, its 150 feet. A super tanker would literally be 60+ feet out of the water. While it may take more than 4 cargo ships the point is pretty obvious. Some TNT and a bunch of old cargo ships is all Iran needs to do to cause insane things to happen in the world's oil and gas markets. Iran's navy is not the threat. I'd be far more afraid of its civilian naval assets.