Iran, the US and the standoff in the Strait of Hormuz

Tensions between Iran and the US are intensifying. How did we get here?

    It seemed like a recipe for conflict: Take the Iran nuclear deal, add a dash of US National Security Advisor John Bolton and some US warships, and top it off with the mysterious sabotage of oil tankers near one of the most sensitive stretches of water in the world.

    This week on The Take, we go to the Strait of Hormuz to examine just how close the US and Iran have come to the edge of war.

    For more:

    Iran vows no surrender - even if bombed by 'enemies'

    Trump threatens Iran's 'end' if it seeks fight with the US

    Iran nuclear deal: Rouhani suspends 'some commitments'

    Iran denies US accusation of attacks on oil tankers off UAE coast

    The Team:

    Alexandra Locke produced this episode with Morgan Waters, Priyanka Tilve, Dina Kesbeh, Ney Alvarez, Amy Walters and Malika Bilal. Seth Samuel was the sound designer. Natalia Aldana is the social media producer. Graelyn Brashear is Al Jazeera’s head of audio.

    Special thanks to Zein Basravi, Kimberly Halkett, Hamid Sourati and Chris Sheridan.


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    SOURCE: Al Jazeera News


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