Tehran’s state media report that Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps forces carried out a “heliborne operation” and took control of the tanker.
Tag: Strait of Hormuz
Stealing a Nation: Secret SAS Mission to Capture Mideast Oil Artery
British files seen by Declassified-UK reveal details of torture from 1970, when special forces invaded and annexed the Persian Gulf’s most important oil route, Phil Miller reports.
The Economic Risks of Trump’s Reckless Assassination
If Tehran ever decided to shut down the Strait of Hormuz it would trigger a global depression, writes Pepe Escobar.
The Missing Three-Letter Word in the Iran Crisis
Michael T. Klare offers an overview of oil’s enduring sway in U.S. policy in the Middle East.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: The US Moves on Iran’s Oil Market as an Expression of an Irrational Foreign Policy
Patrick Lawrence gauges the backfiring potential of Pompeo’s withdrawal on Thursday of U.S. sanction waivers from eight major importers.
PEPE ESCOBAR: War on Iran & Calling America’s Bluff
Vast swathes of the West seem not to realize that if the Strait of Hormuz is shut down a global depression will follow, writes Pepe Escobar.