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The Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Aden

How to ensure security and freedom of navigation in the Persian Gulf? In recent weeks, the world’s attention has been riveted on the situation in the Strait of Hormuz. On May 12, four tankers owned by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were attacked by unknown forces when entering the Strait off the coast of Fujairah. On June 13, this time near the Iranian coast, two more tankers flying the flags of the Marshall Islands and Panama were attacked. The incidents occurred against the backdrop...

15.07.2019

The Tanker Incident in Gibraltar: Non-Obvious Legitimacy

Without a clear explanation of the reasons for the detention of the vessel by the EU, Tehran’s claims remain natural The seizure of an Iranian tanker by the authorities of Gibraltar has aggravated Iranian-British relations and could lead to further escalation. The oil transported by the Iranians was supposedly intended for the Syrian government. Tehran has already threatened to respond by detaining British ships. Meanwhile, the authorities of Gibraltar have extended the detention of the tanker...

10.07.2019

Tanker Incidents: Who Blinks First?

... Washington levelled accusations against Iran, effectively placing responsibility for the incidents on Tehran. An important fact to note is that such incidents have already occurred in the past. In the late 1980s, against the backdrop of the Iran-Iraq war, a tanker war broke out in the Persian Gulf. The parties staged a real hunt for oil-transporting tankers. Foreign ships suffered as well. From 1984 to 1987, 340 tankers were damaged. The development ended with a short but intense and bloody collision between ...

17.06.2019

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