Why the US and Iran are fighting over this tiny waterway

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The Strait of Hormuz, “the jugular of the global economy," has become a useful bargaining chip for Iran.
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The Strait of Hormuz is a narrow waterway that lies between Iran and Oman. This 21 mile-wide passage supports 20% of the world’s oil supply. A closure of this waterway could send the global economy into a tailspin.
In recent months, several oil tankers have been seized, attacked and harassed. These oil tankers - and this narrow water passage - are at the center of the conflict between the US and Iran. It's a conflict that spans decades and has the potential to escalate in one of the world’s most important oil chokepoints.
Read more about the recent escalation between the US and Iran:
Strait of Hormuz stats and details from the US Energy Information Administration:
More on the history of conflict between the US and Iran in the Strait of Hormuz in David Crist's novel, The Twilight War:
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TheMan WithThePlan
TheMan WithThePlan 51 minuto atrás
thats not tiny xd.
Paras Gehlot
Paras Gehlot Hora atrás
Davi M. Kim
Davi M. Kim 6 horas atrás
Iran are the baddies
A 11 horas atrás
>a body of water that actually borders Iran vs the US' interests in the middle east and they wonder why 9/11 happened
Why SoSerious
Why SoSerious 14 horas atrás
turn 360 degrees , they did lol
Yasin Hasan
Yasin Hasan 18 horas atrás
gd job Iran
Mr0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0 21 hora atrás
Why not build a oil pipeline from est to west saudi? Expel the need for the Hormoz strait. The saudi could pay for it in exchange for futher oil dominance.
Naveen Vijayan
Naveen Vijayan Dia atrás
The BS that the rest of the world has to deal from Americans!
Shin Chan
Shin Chan 20 horas atrás
Imagine a world where no US fleets policing the seas; I could see the current superpowers(esp Russia & China) would have annexed their surrounding countries with relative ease. And the arab states or the middle east may finally be unified perhaps(ofc through force coz everyone there has different intrepetation of Islam). And US would have more money/funding for themselves that they would've no problems with immigrants from all over the world.
TGMisHMS_313 Dia atrás
You somehow forgot first to mention the Iranian tanker that was seized before the British tanker. If you were truthful you would have mentioned it. Than you talk the nonsense you make of the cover up story. You’re nothing but hoax
nytehawx Dia atrás
This sounds like a precursor to. WW3 video game.
Mj Matthews
Mj Matthews 2 dias atrás
I would like to squeeze all the orange out of that man trump orange juice for a better country
Anil Palan
Anil Palan 4 dias atrás
1. People who don't know anything about the US's place in history and current affairs: The US is great! 2. People who know a bit about the US's track record in history and current affairs: The US is an evil empire! 3. People who actually know a lot about the US's international track record: Yeah... On the whole it's one of the least terrible interventionist countries on earth. And at least it's not Russia or China, because they aren't fun.
Rebecca B-G
Rebecca B-G 4 dias atrás
Now the US vs. Iran conflict is beginning to make more sense.
GamersOnVideos 4 dias atrás
so the usa is the bad guy here essentially.
GamersOnVideos 4 dias atrás
the country that has nukes: omg they cant have nukes.
Shaurya Bahl
Shaurya Bahl 5 dias atrás
7:51 Main cause for dropping of GDP is because of Donald Trump.... Barack Obama tried to prevent this disaster which Iranians were facing and we want Barack Obama back as the president of U.S. but because of Donald Trump, Iran is suffering again after their drop in GDP growth.... No offense but that is the truth.... And no negative comment plz, thank you!!!
Ammad Farooq
Ammad Farooq 6 dias atrás
US instead of cleaning their previous war crimes they commit more so that previous one looks minor
Mohamd Azize
Mohamd Azize 7 dias atrás
Ah! The reason for the British ship's conquest was that: the British ship disregarded Iranian law and dumped its litter in the Persian Gulf, and Britain had seized the Adrian II ship in the Strait of Bab al-Mandeb by spying and circumventing maritime laws. There is something we have been saying in Iran. And this is my sentence for Western politicians: ((All Adrian ۱ fuel discharged in Syria))
IWTD 8 dias atrás
i bet in the future there might be a military blockade in that area and another unnecessary war
Mephiston 87
Mephiston 87 8 dias atrás
Your last point does not make much sense, "Iran is attacking other countries tankers to encourage them to stick to the deal". That literally makes no sense, I have never heard of anyone attacking someone to keep peace. You attack others to start a war, then eventually you get peace depending on the victor. But other then your final point it was a good little documentary.
Mike Arthut
Mike Arthut 8 dias atrás
the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran" could this be the real problem? maybe?
Brandon Ginkel
Brandon Ginkel 9 dias atrás
Iranian Navy is based
Cole James Ríos Miller
🕚Tick-tock tick-tock tick-tock tick... BOOM! 🍄🌋 🕛 Prepare yourselves people. War is inevitable. But what is to come after will be baruk'd (blessed). Trust in Yah through Mashiach Yahusha and endure through the increasing storm. YAH POUR YOUR VENGEANCE UPON THE NATIONS! Yahamn, Yah is Truly. Shalum, Yashar'Al✊🏾😌
Coraline Jones
Coraline Jones 9 dias atrás
They shot down a passenger plane and got away by saying Sorry?! They can possess nuclear weapon but when Iran does it to protect themselves from foreign invasion that is Dangerous? Soverignty is a human right. They aided Iraq to literally invade Iran, and no body says anything
Unknown person
Unknown person 8 dias atrás
I dont want an easily angered country to suddenly start a war against the US only to get caught in the crossfire, I literally live across the strait...
Adharv Gaming
Adharv Gaming 9 dias atrás
As a person who lived near the place where the problem happened....i remember hearing this news
slade tuner
slade tuner 10 dias atrás
The Israeli government and mossad are behind this crisis
aleshiukas 10 dias atrás
Turning 360 degrees would actually mean not changing a course :)
Alexander Budianto
Alexander Budianto 9 dias atrás
360 degrees means going north
Lkd Samte
Lkd Samte 10 dias atrás
I guess shifting to renewable energy sources all over the world will completely change the status quo of the current global geopolitics!
Richard Hawkins
Richard Hawkins 10 dias atrás
Why do iran want nukes for if so then all the others will want the same I suppose the only country with nukes in middle east is Israel they have 80 or so
jeremi james
jeremi james 10 dias atrás
Personally i quite like hormuz.
Chocolate Pudding
Chocolate Pudding 11 dias atrás
end iran
geronimo 11 dias atrás
Jerry P
Jerry P 11 dias atrás
pence show trump this video and give him a notepad from rite aid
Phlegethon 11 dias atrás
Why does the US spend so much time messing with other people
TMS 11 dias atrás
0:24 how do you turn your ship a full 360 degrees?????????????????????????????????? makes no sense
Mohin Uddin Bahar
Mohin Uddin Bahar 11 dias atrás
Bustard USA,the only evil in the world
Ian Whiteley
Ian Whiteley 11 dias atrás
Who started this by robbing oil tankers yeah the uk reap what you sow . Full russian and china backing go home yanks
Adibas Balee
Adibas Balee 11 dias atrás
Interesting video thankyou
Martin Kennedy
Martin Kennedy 11 dias atrás
Too high risky who oil tanker destroyed will start war sooner.
Gavin Reddig
Gavin Reddig 11 dias atrás
You want sum Iran? You really want a peice of this?
Wannabe Cristero
Wannabe Cristero 11 dias atrás
Who was Iran attacked? They mostly keep to themselves, they have defended Christians in Syria and Iraq too. They fight ISIS.
Patrick Farrell
Patrick Farrell 11 dias atrás
Iran is strong. Nearly 4 millenniums of proof .
Adis Dedic
Adis Dedic 11 dias atrás
US and Israel can have nuclear weapons but not Iran......and its called democrasy;) Either everybody can have it or nobody can have it.
Kenneth Dokus
Kenneth Dokus 11 dias atrás
Well Iran is acting like Pirates. Bottom line Iran has started this you said so in the beginning. Iran isn't going to hold the world hostage like this. They're gonna get a punch to the jaw.
Michele Gambacorta
Michele Gambacorta 11 dias atrás
We could see several companies reflagging their ships to Singapore, Hong Kong and Switzerland.
Teh Mu Jin
Teh Mu Jin 11 dias atrás
Why yankee go so far from their own coast? Iran should tell the yankee to go home
Michael Beach
Michael Beach 11 dias atrás
Well I'm going to be investing in electric car companies
Joseph Arden
Joseph Arden 11 dias atrás
To be honest, it's a pretty big mistake the USA helped Iraq.
Jonathan Allison
Jonathan Allison 11 dias atrás
Don't see how a bit of gun boat diplomacy wouldn't work here
asif jalal
asif jalal 12 dias atrás
Britain is land of thives they deserve it.... They have stole .. Resources from other we should take
B. Real right
B. Real right 12 dias atrás
US is a bunch of bullies lol
Tural Usubov
Tural Usubov 12 dias atrás
0:24 altering course to 360 degrees is not changing direction😂😂
Tural Usubov
Tural Usubov 12 dias atrás
@Amirhadi s Thx a lot👍👍👍👌
Amirhadi s
Amirhadi s 12 dias atrás
@Tural Usubov360 degrees on the compass ,not make 360 turn, on the compass it means head toward north (90is east,180 is south,270 is west, hope u get it)
Tural Usubov
Tural Usubov 12 dias atrás
@Amirhadi s Can you explain it please?
Amirhadi s
Amirhadi s 12 dias atrás
Its deferent
Zachary Mohammadi
Zachary Mohammadi 12 dias atrás
Oman and UAE: are we a joke to you?
Warren Puckett
Warren Puckett 12 dias atrás
I remember a Norwegian tanker leaking Iranian crude with its engine room on fire. The holes in the side were from RPGs. 3:46 is part of it. It had just filled up in Iran. Whoopsy.
Common Sense
Common Sense 12 dias atrás
I’m starting to like Iran
NameMeDonna 12 dias atrás
Great video
Ali Raza
Ali Raza 12 dias atrás
Video ends *Directed by Robert B Wiede.*
Fred 12 dias atrás
Thx trump
BalkanBeast 12 dias atrás
What are the USA doing there?
Mats Sundelin
Mats Sundelin 12 dias atrás
Why is Israel omitted from the mapand just called Palestinian Territories at 8:09 for example?
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