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Tanker attacks straight from Iran’s playbook

Tanker attacks straight from Iran’s playbook

Update: 2019-06-21
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On June 13th, two more tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman, just over a month after four vessels off the coast of the Emirate port at Fujairah. The USA blames Iran for the attacks and has sent one thousand troops to the region to deter any further attacks.

Host, James Haines-Young looks at the strategic relevance of the Strait of Hormuz where the attacks happened and what the political motivations are behind the attacks.

He speaks to Jennifer Gnana, The National's energy correspondent and Dr Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi, Research Fellow on the Middle East from the Royal United Services Institute in London to discuss the economic aspects of instability in the region and the origins and outcomes of the current tensions.

You can listen to our podcast on the rising tension between Iran and the USA in May here.

Find related coverage and more at The National website. 
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Tanker attacks straight from Iran’s playbook

Tanker attacks straight from Iran’s playbook

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