Should the World Be Worried about a War in the Strait of Hormuz?

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has hinted at a possible intervention in the Strait of Hormuz if the U.S. continues threaten Iran’s crude oil exports. He said this during his European tour to salvage the nuclear deal, which is under pressure following the U.S. withdrawal. The leader’s words hinted at a possibility of another Middle Eastern conflict. President Trump’s order on May 8 to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal has cast serious doubt on the longevity of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The deal was signed in 2015 between Iran and the permanent members of United Nations Security...

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