Strait of Hormuz 0
17 June 2019

President Trump asserted that “I would certainly go [to war] over nuclear weapons”, though he was more equivocal as to whether he’d do the same over the security of oil shipments. He also characterised the 13 June tanker incident in the Gulf of Oman, which U.S. officials described as part of a series of attacks perpetrated by Iran, as “very minor”.

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