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🇮🇷 Can Iran close Hormuz Strait? | Inside Story



The Strait of Hormuz is the only sea route in and out of the Gulf. Twenty percent of the world’s oil is carried through it by tankers.
Now, the US decision to impose further economic sanctions on Iran has prompted threats from Tehran to close this strategic waterway.
This week, Washington will end all waivers granted to eight countries, including China and India, that import Iranian oil.
The Trump administration says it’s part of its ‘maximum pressure’ campaign to stop Iran from destabilising the region.
But what are the consequences of shutting the Strait of Hormus, not just for Iran, but the region and global oil markets?

Presenter: Kamahl Santamaria

Guests
Mohammad Eslami, political researcher and columnist
Manouchehr Takin, independent oil and energy consultant
Simon Mabon, senior lecturer in international sudies at Lancaster University

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29 comments

  1. Short f#€%ing memory
    Just 2 years Iranians were getting shot in the street. Americans asked the green movement to wait till after the U.S. elections. Now is the time for the green movement power to the Iranian people

  2. it will be interesting. The US would basically view the closing of the strait as a declaration of war … which is the intent of the deep state.

  3. If you think Iran will seat you must be crazy

  4. God bless there rain in Persian people over there God bless them all

  5. The Iranian people they’re not Arabs the Persians and they are good loving people they don’t want war they want peace they want to live like kids in the United States they have no problem we have no problem with them it’s their government does Steph hands the hammers of their government and you know who I’m talking about the people there are beautiful people they always will be there Persians

  6. People are forgetting That Obama started this with Iran with the cash money on the tarmac in the deals OK so our president got us out of that Iranian deal because of what happened in the US with our uranium being 20% sold to Russia by crooked Hillary Obama and arrested treasonous bastard’s don’t forget that that’s what started all this bullshit

  7. Germans never support trump

  8. Germans,British,French stand by Iranians,one day Europe will against USA

  9. And, THE U.S., IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY AT HISTORY, ALWAYS CREATES FALSE FLAG SITUATIONS TO START WARS, THIS SEEMS LIKE A POSSIBLE MOVE IN THAT DIRECTION. PEOPLE, RECORD EVERYTHING, SO THEY CAN'T CHANGE THE SEEMING FACTS AFTER! THEY'VE DONE IT MANY MANY TIMES. (FOR THOSE WHO DON'T UNDERSTAND 1) PLEASE DON'T VOTE IF YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND WAR AND PROFIT AND HOW EVIL THE U.S. Govt has been (PLEASE DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH) AND 2) THEY START FALSE FLAG WARS TO GET THE RICH MUCH,MUCH RICHER (AND IF YOU DON'T REALIZE THAT THE EXTREMELY RICH HOLD ALL POWER IN THE USA AND THAT YOU ARE PRACTICALLY THEIR SLAVE, AGAIN, PLEASE DON'T VOTE, AT LEAST NOT FOR A CAREER POLITICIAN (UNLESS YOU'RE CERTAIN, AFTER TRACING THEIR FUNDING, THAT THEY ARE COMMITTED TO PEACE, THE ONLY ONE I'VE RESEARCHED, EVER, WHO HAD PASSED THIS TEST, WAS ACTUALLY BERNIE SANDERS! HAHA. AND I NEVER FINISHED WITH JIMMY CARTER, BUT IN THE RESEARCH I DID I DIDN'T FIND ANY OBVIOUS CORRUPTION! WHICH, YOU MAY THINK YOU KNOW AMERICAN POLITICS, BUT IF YOU DO THEN THAT WOULD SURPRISE YOU (BECAUSE EVEN THE DEMOCRATS, ESPECIALLY HILLARY CLINTON, AND UNFORTUNATELY SOMEWHAT BILL TOO, ARE DIRTY DIRTY DIRTY WHEN IT COMES TO CORRUPTION! BUT THE REPUBLICANS HAVE MADE CORRUPTION AN ART, IT'S VERY DISTURBING WHEN YOU RESEARCH THIS. WE MUST TAKE MONEY OUT OF POLITICS OR WE WILL NOT HAVE HONEST POLITICIANS AND ALMOST NOTHING THEY PASS WILL BE ABOUT GOOD WILL, OR THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE. IT WILL CONTINUE TO BE ABOUT GREED AND WILL CONTINUE TO DESTROY LIVES (AND THE EARTH)! THANK YOU!

  10. Americans are called thayoli n tamil language

  11. Americans are not going to get God love

  12. USA is nation of sins,they don't have family values

  13. Usa today will not exist n 2050

  14. We Indians want USA should be disintegrate into 50 states

  15. This is one big American Bluff, unlike Afghanistan and Iraq, the Iranians have been preparing for any confrontation with the United States for decades and they have acquired some of the latest Russian and Chinese weaponry.. Also the USA would be entering this without the a European Coalition.. and history has shown every foreign War America has fought on its own they have lost..

  16. The only ones destabilizing this zone are the u s a Jewish clique with the Jews giving the orders.

  17. TRUMP IS TRYING TO START A WAR. SAVE OUR CHILDREN. GET RID OF TRUMP (MOST EXPEDIENT METHODS TO DO THAT? CONSIDER HOW MANY LIVES THAT COULD SAVE TO AVOID NUCLEAR WAR, HE SEEMS TO BE THE ONLY MAN IN EARTH THAT WANTS NUCLEAR WAR AND HAS ALMOST STARTED TWO OF THEM! I GUARANTEE WE'LL ONLY SEE ONE, HE AND HIS FAMILY ANN'S MUCH OF HIS POLITICAL SUPPORT WILL BE SAVED IN NUCLEAR BUNKERS AND HIGH FLYING AIRPLANES. DON'T LET HIM GET AWAY WITH THIS. HE IS DOWNRIGHT EVIL!)

  18. No one has pushed Iran in to anything. Iran, has caused Iran's problems.

  19. Yeah , Iran Can Close Hormuz Strait , because it's Persian Gulf.

  20. Persian Empire History Thousands years old, All this preplan terriosm game American Isreal . Arab countries should not allowed America Use their Territory against Iran War. America Base In Region Threat for Peace creat 3rd World Atomic War .

  21. So far I see that Trump just blows his Trumpet . North Korea still testing
    More illegals than ever

  22. Man GREED ,,,, YOU ALL LITTLE MAN YOU FOOLISH MAN

  23. They will POLLUTE THEM WARTERS GET YOUR

  24. With sections coursing all this nothing will be fine

  25. 2 tankers burning near UAE!

  26. I think the real issue is Hezbullah. Their presence in Lebanon is a threat to Israel whose safety is America's no.1 priority.

  27. What a joke. Iran has ABSOLUTELY NO SAY. THE U.S. PROVIDES PROOF DAILY.

  28. Pathetic interview. I have learned nothing new. They are all guessing.

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