Posts tagged ‘Bahrain’

December 29, 2011

US vs Iran: Will it be War over the Strait of Hormuz?

An Iranian fighter plane has spotted a US aircraft carrier crossing the Strait of Hormuz. The Strait of Hormuz is the lifeline for exporting oil from the Middle East to the rest of the world. Iranian officials are saying the aircraft carrier is from the Fifth Fleet, which is stationed in nearby Bahrain. Iran has threatened to cut off the oil supply from the waterway in retaliation to the sanctions imposed by the US. Anthony Shaffer, a senior fellow at the Center for Advanced Defense Studies, joins us to break down what is going on between the US and Iran and explains if a war between the two will be in the near future.