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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Ram Eshwar
Ram Eshwar 8 часов назад
Saudi should make a channel to by pass the straits..All tanker ships will be easily moved thru it with US security.
Sebastián Boló
Sebastián Boló 19 часов назад
I need subtitles for this
habeeb abidemi
habeeb abidemi День назад
Trump never know how it is with international affairs
ilove2929 День назад
Oil of course. The age of black gold will end sooner or later
Micheal Scott
Micheal Scott День назад
I bet the American's bombed that tanker just my opinion
Emilios Powerballer
Emilios Powerballer День назад
Meanwhile im thinking, what business does the UK have near Iran?
just a someone
just a someone День назад
Saxon Vincent
Saxon Vincent 2 дня назад
we need to arm cargo with rocket launchers so if a little Iranian comes by, we can say good by
crwn 2 дня назад
Even if you read history, And go back in time. United States of America is the real Terrorist of the world.
KING V 2 дня назад
Who is here after Iran shot down the Ukrainian passenger plane??
Vyhart The Gamer
Vyhart The Gamer 3 дня назад
Iran was the China in the Middle East
M.n N.m
M.n N.m 3 дня назад
Usa lose iraq And they will lose more
M.n N.m
M.n N.m 21 час назад
@HellLeveLLed well. it still puse but its hard to believe to usa is helping with this
HellLeveLLed 22 часа назад
M.n N.m. who said Iraq doesn’t want USA? Iraq and USA few days ago had started anti-isis missions again.
M.n N.m
M.n N.m 23 часа назад
@HellLeveLLed you can stay But Iraq dont want usa
HellLeveLLed День назад
M.n N.m USA stay in Iraq
Shira Mack
Shira Mack 4 дня назад
Palestine’s territories is Israel now... thx vox I don’t live in Palestine
Magnisky B
Magnisky B 4 дня назад
everyone, let's get electric cars!!! i don't want to fight in a narrow body of water surrounded by deserts for WWIII
Yi Lu
Yi Lu 5 дней назад
ok ic usa supported sadam invading iran then killed him calling him a terrorist. totally a gangster movie plot
Worst Username
Worst Username 5 дней назад
Who's here after Iranian admit accidentally shot Passenger airplane?
nmyyy 5 дней назад
5:14 Bushy's poor attempt to gain the moral high ground
Bilal Ul haq
Bilal Ul haq 5 дней назад
The moral! Don't make an orange head person your President Americans!!!!
Lucas Massoni
Lucas Massoni 5 дней назад
At least I think I know why the Iranian care, it's more their sea than the one of the American no?
Normal Dragon759
Normal Dragon759 5 дней назад
If you are reading this it means i got drafted for WW3 and now I am behind enemy lines
The Whisperer
The Whisperer 5 дней назад
So basically, if US does something, it's to protect democracy and world interest. If anyone else does the same thing, they become terrorists, human-rights violators and what not. To be honest, no country's a saint. Everyone shows the face of being a savior but no one really cares about the world as a whole. Just self interest.
Michael Bertinotti
Michael Bertinotti 5 дней назад
You seem to know a lot but why you not mentioning the reason why Iran nuclear deal was shot down because of trump was because they were still making nukes. While we were paying him under Obama not to make them. And you forgot a big part where Obama gave them uranium. And said hey don't use this to make nukes lol stay woke everyone
Suzy Qualcast
Suzy Qualcast 5 дней назад
It may sound simplistic but why don't they ship through other portage facilities, abandon Hormuz completely ?
Diganta Das
Diganta Das 6 дней назад
4:25 wait, what?
Wizzle 5 дней назад
w8 the media didnt cover that int in 1980s. 🤔Wonder why
Zarif Ul Alam
Zarif Ul Alam 6 дней назад
Now Iran has shot down passenger plane , only innocent people suffer
VectoR dw
VectoR dw 6 дней назад
WW3 teaser trailer 2020
BriNJoe LStyle
BriNJoe LStyle 6 дней назад
This is why I love @Vox ... they’ve got their finger on the pulse at all times!
Young Arry
Young Arry 6 дней назад
We shot down a passenger plane. They shoot down a passenger plane last week. Ironic
Leonardo Rodrigues
Leonardo Rodrigues 6 дней назад
Suddenly, this video became even more important than it already was
I don’t want to Know what my fate is
I dont think theyre taking the sanctions of any time soon
Muhammad Rizwan
Muhammad Rizwan 6 дней назад
good source of knowledge
Kicung Hartono
Kicung Hartono 6 дней назад
iranian dan american can live in peace, but the US government will not. US need oilm and need war. A Megapoject of oil and weapon / ammunition selling
Kicung Hartono
Kicung Hartono 6 дней назад
iranian dan american can live in peace, but the US government will not. US need oilm and need war. A Megapoject of oil and weapon / ammunition selling
Kicung Hartono
Kicung Hartono 6 дней назад
iranian dan american can live in peace, but the US government will not. US need oilm and need war. A Megapoject of oil and weapon / ammunition selling
Kicung Hartono
Kicung Hartono 6 дней назад
iranian dan american can live in peace, but the US government will not. US need oilm and need war. A Megapoject of oil and weapon / ammunition selling
avishek chakraborty
avishek chakraborty 7 дней назад
Moral of the story is Trump is main evil for current conflict
Zaid Khan
Zaid Khan 7 дней назад
5:15 oh!!!!! Is that the devil ??
Harvey Fernando
Harvey Fernando 7 дней назад
Excellent narration 👌🏽
Shweta Khangarot
Shweta Khangarot 7 дней назад
It just happened
Alexis Diaz
Alexis Diaz 7 дней назад
Who else is here because they watched this because they are alive?
Hell's king
Hell's king 8 дней назад
Game of oil
Lil Moi
Lil Moi 8 дней назад
oh someone told US to take that route.
JoLee Dain
JoLee Dain 8 дней назад
No to WW3
Archangel Macsika
Archangel Macsika 8 дней назад
How do you have an accurate air missile detector and still mistake a passenger plane for a fighter jet?
mark night
mark night 8 дней назад
It was a bad deal to give bilions to Iran.
mark night
mark night 5 дней назад
@Suzy Qualcast okay ill research on this.
Suzy Qualcast
Suzy Qualcast 5 дней назад
mark night : Was their monies, with accrued interest and returned to them via the US Courts, hardly a freebie gift.
yousef ashmeh
yousef ashmeh 8 дней назад
A tanker falles in a sea mine: Iran is the country of terrorism US attakes a civil airplane: America is the country of democracy
agroeconomist 77
agroeconomist 77 8 дней назад
If you are a Trump supporter you are garbage
Kararch 8 дней назад
I got a solution: let's stop consuming petroleum! *taking cover*
Shankar Narayanaswamy
Shankar Narayanaswamy 8 дней назад
It's the best video on the subject so far....imo you should update it to the lastest affairs
Purged Mandalorian
Purged Mandalorian 8 дней назад
Oman this is really bad for the world's economy I'll leave now
Ameer 6 дней назад
aziz jumaani
aziz jumaani 8 дней назад
why is the usa going to other territories?
Bobby Tumba
Bobby Tumba 8 дней назад
U.S accidentally shoots down Iranian aircraft... Iran accidentally shoots down aircraft filled with Canadians... 🤔
The WIZARD 9 дней назад
Jay Kay
Jay Kay 9 дней назад
“Cocked and loaded” still gets me today
BANAW 'Q 9 дней назад
So this is why they killed soleimani 😳
Johan El
Johan El 9 дней назад
I guess Trump was right by striking Iran! They have been doing this terrorists activities for more than 30 years and no one did anything!
M.n N.m
M.n N.m 3 дня назад
Where have you been Are you even listen to news?😑
Ricardo Milos
Ricardo Milos 5 дней назад
Impeachment was good
Wizzle 5 дней назад
Did you not listen to the video.
Victor Ojeda
Victor Ojeda 9 дней назад
This just makes me hate trump🙄
J.M.F. Neves
J.M.F. Neves 9 дней назад
The Portuguese did almost the same there some centuries ago. Guess why they built the military fort there in Ormuz . . . Thank’s - Obrigado
Esio Trot
Esio Trot 9 дней назад
wow , its very well produced. Thank you
AM SOH BOVO 9 дней назад
and i want to get a beautiful GUN
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