Pressure tactics in the Persian Gulf

Print edition : August 17, 2019

The impounded Iranian crude oil tanker, Grace 1, sits anchored off the coast of Gibraltar, on July 20. Photo: Marcelo del Pozo/Bloomberg

President Donald Trump signing an executive order to increase sanctions on Iran in Washington D.C., on June 24. Photo: Alex Brandon/AP

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt. Photo: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Getty Images

Iranain Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Photo: Drew Angerer/AFP

Tension escalates in the Persian Gulf as Britain impounds an Iranian oil tanker. But Iran’s strategy of “equal response” against any aggression from the U.S. and its allies makes the Trump administration settle for a “fair deal”.
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