Iran Seizes British Tankers. Now What?

  1. To keep the Soviets out. Kuwait was desperate, if the Americans refused, they would have no qualms about asking Moscow to do the job. This would also allow America to regain some good will in the region after the fall of the Shah.
  2. Kuwaiti oil was fueling the Iraqi war machine and with Iraq on the defense, Washington was determined to prevent an Iranian victory and the Iranian Revolution from spreading.
  3. Freedom of navigation.

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Writing about politics and other interesting things. Contributing Writer to NewsBusters. Member of YAF’s National Journalism Center’s Spring 2019 class.

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Writing about politics and other interesting things. Contributing Writer to NewsBusters. Member of YAF’s National Journalism Center’s Spring 2019 class.

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