Why the US and Iran are fighting over this tiny waterway

  • Жарияланды 2019 ж. 22 Там.
  • 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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  • Asia yousfi
    Asia yousfi 18 сағат бұрын +1

    What’s the U.S. doing in the Middle East 🙄

  • Mystery Guest
    Mystery Guest Күн бұрын


  • Ram Eshwar
    Ram Eshwar Күн бұрын

    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 2 күн бұрын

    I need subtitles for this

  • habeeb abidemi
    habeeb abidemi 2 күн бұрын

    Trump never know how it is with international affairs

  • ilove2929
    ilove2929 2 күн бұрын +1

    Oil of course. The age of black gold will end sooner or later

  • Micheal Scott
    Micheal Scott 2 күн бұрын

    I bet the American's bombed that tanker just my opinion

  • Emilios Powerballer
    Emilios Powerballer 3 күн бұрын +1

    Meanwhile im thinking, what business does the UK have near Iran?

  • just a someone
    just a someone 3 күн бұрын

    8:36 PERIODT

  • Saxon Vincent
    Saxon Vincent 3 күн бұрын

    we need to arm cargo with rocket launchers so if a little Iranian comes by, we can say good by

  • crwn
    crwn 3 күн бұрын +2

    Even if you read history, And go back in time. United States of America is the real Terrorist of the world.

  • KING V
    KING V 4 күн бұрын +1

    Who is here after Iran shot down the Ukrainian passenger plane??

    • Alireza Keshavarzian
      Alireza Keshavarzian 16 сағат бұрын

      KING V Iran was being set up they hacked the airplane and made it appears as a fighter get on radars.

  • Vyhart The Gamer
    Vyhart The Gamer 4 күн бұрын

    Iran was the China in the Middle East

  • M.n N.m
    M.n N.m 5 күн бұрын +1

    Usa lose iraq
    And they will lose more

    • M.n N.m
      M.n N.m 2 күн бұрын

      @HellLeveLLed well. it still puse but its hard to believe
      to usa is helping with this

    • HellLeveLLed
      HellLeveLLed 2 күн бұрын

      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 2 күн бұрын

      @HellLeveLLed you can stay
      Iraq dont want usa

    • HellLeveLLed
      HellLeveLLed 2 күн бұрын

      M.n N.m USA stay in Iraq

  • Shira Mack
    Shira Mack 5 күн бұрын +2

    Palestine’s territories is Israel now... thx vox I don’t live in Palestine

  • Magnisky B
    Magnisky B 6 күн бұрын

    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 6 күн бұрын +1

    ok ic usa supported sadam invading iran then killed him calling him a terrorist. totally a gangster movie plot

  • Worst Username
    Worst Username 6 күн бұрын +5

    Who's here after Iranian admit accidentally shot Passenger airplane?

  • nmyyy
    nmyyy 6 күн бұрын

    5:14 Bushy's poor attempt to gain the moral high ground

  • Bilal Ul haq
    Bilal Ul haq 6 күн бұрын

    The moral!
    Don't make an orange head person your President Americans!!!!

  • Lucas Massoni
    Lucas Massoni 6 күн бұрын +3

    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 6 күн бұрын +1

    If you are reading this it means i got drafted for WW3 and now I am behind enemy lines

  • The Whisperer
    The Whisperer 6 күн бұрын

    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 7 күн бұрын

    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 7 күн бұрын

    It may sound simplistic but why don't they ship through other portage facilities, abandon Hormuz completely ?

  • Diganta Das
    Diganta Das 7 күн бұрын

    4:25 wait, what?

    • Wizzle
      Wizzle 7 күн бұрын

      w8 the media didnt cover that int in 1980s. 🤔Wonder why

  • Zarif Ul Alam
    Zarif Ul Alam 7 күн бұрын

    Now Iran has shot down passenger plane , only innocent people suffer

  • VectoR dw
    VectoR dw 7 күн бұрын

    WW3 teaser trailer 2020

  • BriNJoe LStyle
    BriNJoe LStyle 7 күн бұрын

    This is why I love @Vox ... they’ve got their finger on the pulse at all times!

  • Young Arry
    Young Arry 7 күн бұрын

    We shot down a passenger plane. They shoot down a passenger plane last week. Ironic

  • Leonardo Rodrigues
    Leonardo Rodrigues 7 күн бұрын

    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 8 күн бұрын

    good source of knowledge

  • Kicung Hartono
    Kicung Hartono 8 күн бұрын

    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 8 күн бұрын

    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 8 күн бұрын

    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 8 күн бұрын

    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 8 күн бұрын +1

    Moral of the story is Trump is main evil for current conflict

  • Zaid Khan
    Zaid Khan 8 күн бұрын

    5:15 oh!!!!! Is that the devil ??

  • Harvey Fernando
    Harvey Fernando 8 күн бұрын

    Excellent narration 👌🏽

  • Shweta Khangarot
    Shweta Khangarot 8 күн бұрын

    It just happened

  • Alexis Diaz
    Alexis Diaz 9 күн бұрын +2

    Who else is here because they watched this because they are alive?

  • Hell's king
    Hell's king 9 күн бұрын

    Game of oil

  • Lil Moi
    Lil Moi 9 күн бұрын +1

    oh someone told US to take that route.

  • JoLee Dain
    JoLee Dain 9 күн бұрын

    No to WW3

  • Archangel Macsika
    Archangel Macsika 9 күн бұрын

    How do you have an accurate air missile detector and still mistake a passenger plane for a fighter jet?

  • mark night
    mark night 9 күн бұрын +1

    It was a bad deal to give bilions to Iran.

    • mark night
      mark night 7 күн бұрын

      @Suzy Qualcast okay ill research on this.

    • Suzy Qualcast
      Suzy Qualcast 7 күн бұрын

      mark night : Was their monies, with accrued interest and returned to them via the US Courts, hardly a freebie gift.

  • yousef ashmeh
    yousef ashmeh 9 күн бұрын +1

    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 10 күн бұрын

    If you are a Trump supporter you are garbage

  • Kararch
    Kararch 10 күн бұрын +16

    I got a solution: let's stop consuming petroleum!
    *taking cover*

  • Shankar Narayanaswamy
    Shankar Narayanaswamy 10 күн бұрын

    It's the best video on the subject so far....imo you should update it to the lastest affairs

  • Purged Mandalorian
    Purged Mandalorian 10 күн бұрын +2

    Oman this is really bad for the world's economy

    I'll leave now

    • Ameer
      Ameer 7 күн бұрын


  • aziz jumaani
    aziz jumaani 10 күн бұрын

    why is the usa going to other territories?

  • Bobby Tumba
    Bobby Tumba 10 күн бұрын +3

    U.S accidentally shoots down Iranian aircraft... Iran accidentally shoots down aircraft filled with Canadians... 🤔

  • The WIZARD
    The WIZARD 10 күн бұрын

    YeaAAAAA (:

  • Jay Kay
    Jay Kay 10 күн бұрын +5

    “Cocked and loaded” still gets me today

  • BANAW 'Q
    BANAW 'Q 10 күн бұрын +6

    So this is why they killed soleimani 😳

  • Johan El
    Johan El 10 күн бұрын

    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 5 күн бұрын

      Where have you been
      Are you even listen to news?😑

    • Ricardo Milos
      Ricardo Milos 7 күн бұрын

      Impeachment was good

    • Wizzle
      Wizzle 7 күн бұрын

      Did you not listen to the video.

  • Victor Ojeda
    Victor Ojeda 10 күн бұрын

    This just makes me hate trump🙄

  • J.M.F. Neves
    J.M.F. Neves 10 күн бұрын +5

    The Portuguese did almost the same there some centuries ago. Guess why they built the military fort there in Ormuz . . . Thank’s - Obrigado