Hormuz Strait Time Bomb
12/7/2018 12:00 am
[rtl]Mohamed Sadiq Jarad
The tightening of the economic blockade imposed by America and its allies on Iran, especially in the case of the export of Iranian oil, has made Iran resort to language threatening to reduce cooperation in the nuclear file and promise to close the Strait of Hormuz in the event of preventing the export of oil
The new escalation in the issue of closing the Strait of Hormuz is not new, but repeated more than once. The threats came from more than one Iranian official. This time, Rohani came with the blessing of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and the conservative movement in
Conversely, Washington declares its readiness to counter Iranian threats and ensure international freedom of navigation in front of what makes us a dangerous escalation in the file has a great relationship Iraqi economic file where Iraq depends on the export of oil through the Strait of Hormuz in supplying the public budget are
As everyone knows, the Strait of Hormuz is an international corridor that Iran can not close. Oil that passes through the strait feeds the countries of the world and any threat to it will be faced by the various countries of the world. The Strait of Hormuz is considered the most important waterway in the world.
By carefully reading the events, we find that Iran is suffering from the impact of the international sanctions imposed on it and has tried to threaten its naval military capabilities in an attempt to pressure the international community to prevent the implementation of the
new sanctions .
Some may think that they are just threats from the Iranian government as a pressure card, but we see these threats as a ticking bomb that threatens everyone.
Iran has medium- and long-range missiles, boars and submarines, but Iran's military capabilities are disproportionate to US military capabilities of the Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet, which is backed by the US Air Force, which has a large airbase at Qatar's Air Force base. On the other hand that it will not allow the Iranian forces in the event of their implementation of the threat of closing the
Despite the American superiority, the war in the event of it will cause the suspension of oil supplies and there will be a real crisis in the economy in the region, especially countries that do not have other outlets alternative to the Strait of Hormuz, foremost of which Iraq, Kuwait and Qatar.
In conclusion, we say that Iraq is required to search for new ports, as is the case with the UAE and Saudi Arabia, considering that the Gulf region is always sensitive and may witness regional and international conflicts in the future, so we must take new ports to export oil through the Red Sea, Jordan or through the Mediterranean through the ports of "Banias" and "Tartous" Syrians to reduce the seriousness of the economic crisis of Iraq if the region witnessed the war of sea lanes [/rtl]