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Oil, Defense and Sanctions: Why the Strait of Hormuz Is So Volatile

Tehran has threatened to begin violating other aspects of the 2015 deal in coming days

As tensions between the U.S. and Iran rise, a series of incidents has put a strategic maritime waterway back into the spotlight: The Strait of Hormuz. WSJ’s John Simons explains. Photo: Getty Images

Iran said it exceeded a limit on its stockpile of low-enriched uranium set under the 2015 nuclear deal, as it sought to goad Europe, Russia and China into providing relief from U.S. sanctions.

The White House on Monday responded by saying it would keep up what it calls its maximum-pressure campaign until Tehran ends “its nuclear ambitions and its malign behavior.” It further called for a ban on any Iranian uranium enrichment.


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