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Iran may be playing on a key US weakness to flip the tanker mining crisis on its head and spike oil prices

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Recent unexplained bombings in the Persian Gulf have threatened 20% of the world's oil supply and brought the US and Iran to the brink of a war that could define the Middle East.
But Iran has mastered the perfect type of warfare to hurt the US and its allies while maintaining deniability.
The US can send more ships and try to catch Iran red-handed, but that looks more likely to cause a war than solve the situation.
After the tankers were mined on Thursday, crude oil's price jumped by 3-5%. Experts say no one is insulated from a crisis in the Persian Gulf, which could roil global markets in...
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