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Published on December 29th, 2011 | by Jasmin Ramsey

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GRAPHIC: How important is the Strait of Hormuz?

This graphic by Reuters visually explains the importance of the Strait of Hormuz. Whether or not Iran would actually block this vital oil supply route in response to an oil embargo and crippling sanctions against its Central Bank is debatable, but even talking about it is enough to cause oil prices to rise.

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Jasmin Ramsey is an Iranian-born journalist based in Washington, DC.



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