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Gulf tensions rise as Iran seizes foreign oil tankers

Michael talks to Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh, Research Professor of Middle East & Central Asian Politics at Deakin University, about the escalating tension in the Gulf following Iran seizure of a British tanker in the Strait of Hormuz for alleged marine violations while allowing a second tanker to proceed after issuing a warning.

The tanker seizure followed a dispute between Iran & the Trump administration over claims the U.S. had shot down an Iranian drone in the strait.

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