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Middle East & Africa Trade

August 2018

The ratcheting up of tensions between Iran and the US has the potential to disrupt LNG trade in the MEA.

The Hormuz and Bab el-Mandeb straits are key regional conduits for oil and LNG flows, and both of them are vulnerable to geopolitical tensions. Washington aims to inflict maximum damage to the Iranian economy by imposing sanctions, which will further fuel the proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Tensions between Tehran and Riyadh have increased after the former accused the latter of producing more oil...