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Iran orders ‘foreign powers’ to leave the Strait of Hormuz, and says the West is playing a ‘dangerous game’ over Gibraltar tanker seizure

FILE PHOTO - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (not pictured) and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif attend a news conference in Moscow, Russia May 8, 2019. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

  • Many of the latest escalations between Iran and the West have been taking place in the Strait of Hormuz, a narrow waterway that sees $1.2 billion worth of the world’s oil flow through it every day.
  • On Wednesday, three Iranian gunboats harassed a British oil tanker in the strait, the UK said.
  • Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman warned on Friday: “Foreign powers should leave the region.”
  • Iran has threatened to disrupt maritime traffic in the strait multiple times in the past, as doing so could decrease the world’s oil supply and send prices shooting up.
  • The spokesman also lashed out at Britain was playing a read more >>>

    Source:: BusinessInsider.Com