Iran Seizes Tanker in Persian Gulf
Here the extraordinary secrets of how to thrive in disrupted world the old rules of management are not ready correct anymore so what works making a wise proven pivoted the future with will I am and Omar Abba subscribe wherever you get your podcasts Iran said Thursday that it had seized a foreign tanker in the Persian Gulf accusing it of smuggling fuel the incident heightened tensions but differs from previous incidents in the region involving oil tankers worse this one is different for smuggling tiny vessel that was in Iranian the waters and has no backstory of large good exports in fact he was clearly products so it's fully being magnified because of context president trump said hours later that a U._S.. Navy ship had shot down and Iranian drone in the State of Hormuz saying the drone was threatening safety of the ship and the ship's crew. This is what's news from the Wall Street Journal. 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Tanker NCUA arriving from Iraq and was leaving for export for the straight of owners and allegedly was brock's by Jesse Navy so we don't have to be exposed. You know a big business very international mainstream. The previous tankers that that where attacks basically wear similar nature Japanese navision you know big operations big exports media <unk> potential disruptions of logic force to to Asia Europe. This one is different. It's a smuggling tiny any vessel that was Iranian waters and has no backstory of of large could exports in fact he was clearly products and he was in Iranian woods so it's fully being magnified because of the context but might be more erosion police operation and this latest incident comes as European nations are separately trying to hold together the twenty fifteen nuclear pact with Iran also amid heightened tensions between Iran and the United States. You mentioned that tensions have been ratcheting up recently. How does this latest incident fit in with that in a way? It doesn't quite fit because what happens what he does. Reflect is really the tensions and how the all market but Bali in the international community has become extremely sensitive over about any incidents taking place in these key or waters so but in this case it seems it was basically the Iranian navy rice resting testing a small vessel it suspected of of carrying smuggling I mean it's unlike others in the case in the sense that he does a lot of transshipments. This vessel goes dot very often. It has supplied vessels that I go into Somalia and Yemen men off the mainstream of international or shipping in some way but again because of the context it becomes the big story. How has the West been responding? What are you hearing from? European leaders was so far. We've he'd U._S.. U._S. officials saying well. It looks like it's not quite it's unlikely to be just a rescue operation because we had Casey's vissel that U._S.. Said where attacked and subsequently where the Iran reversionary gots to off the demands that were on these vessels appear to have according to use sort of our contradictory. I teach it so here. They basically say everything that he's known in these orders obviously suspicious but at the same time and the U._S. does confirm that he was seized. I at the same time it's not it's moved markets and created more concerns but I don't think it's kind of the sort of a referee co escalation that we saw you know after the incident in May and June where they were attacks as you know on tankers that were allegedly carried by by Iran. I think this is nor as strong internal reaction as we've seen in rice in part you did mention another aspect that I wanted to ask you about. We do see in commonality with these incidents volatility and oil prices exactly so every incident now is moving. Prices May actually fall back on other fundamentals like you know <hes> U._S.. Batteries for instance saw Chinese demand but the much more or markets. It's a much more volatile than let's say they would have been your ago. That's one element and the concerns you know remain extremely high to the point that obviously the U._S. is looking to end up specific naval force. US that would be addressing the Rod Fritz. It's not like the one we have today that is broadly about you know Persian Gulf security or anti-piracy Dowana specifically directed to use and as you know there's going to be meeting very soon where the U._S. will ask for supports awards military support from countries that Japan for instance as well as financial support from countries that Saudi Arabia so this episode today fits into that broader concerned that the U._S. wants to address his International Community Wall Street Journal reporter Benoit Phone joining us via skype from London. Thank you so much Ben. Wa thank you and later on Thursday. President Trump said U._S.. 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