Strait of Hormuz: What’s up?

Trump, Trump and Trump. Everyone has heard of President Donald Trump of the United States of America. While Donald Trump has a lot of issues going around his name, let’s see the issue with Iran.

Iran, headed by President Hassan Rouhani has had issues with Donald Trump ever since the elections started. Trump withdrew the USA from the Iran nuclear deal which was between Iran, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Russia, France, China and Germany. The Iran nuclear deal was signed in Switzerland which ceased sanctions on Iran in return for Iran to cease their nuclear programme.

Following, Donald Trump’s withdrawal of the Iran nuclear deal, Trump began new and stronger sanctions on Iran. One of the actions of Donald Trump was to completely finish-off Iran’s oil revenue and he requested the Arabian oil-rich Gulf nations such as the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to also support his ideologies.

One of Iran’s threats in response of Donald Trump’s many threats was to disrupt the busy trading route of the Strait of Hormuz. The Strait of Hormuz is a narrow waterway in between Iran and the Musandam Governorate (located in the United Arab Emirates, ruled by Oman) where at least 18.5 million barrels of oil were transported every day in 2016, based on a USA energy department report.

So far Iran has been much more calm compared to the USA which have caused tensions, not just in Iran but around the globe.

Iran is a significant exporter of oil with most going to either India or China.

Most nations are now either confused or worried over what is now going on between the world-power of the United States of America and the Islamic-republic of Iran.



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