With one of the most powerful military commander of Iran announced to be killed by a US air strike in Baghdad, Iraq earlier this morning, the merchant shipping heading close to the Middle Eastern waters has been pushed back and put on high alert due to fears that Iran will respond to the American drone strikes.
Iran and the other free nations of the region will take revenge for this gruesome crime from criminal America.
said in a statement the President Hasan Rouhani.
With the Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei claiming that severe revenge awaits the criminals of Qasem Soleimani’s death, the whole situation might bring negative affects on shipping as it is theoried that Iran will shut down the only sea passage from the Persian Gulf to the open ocean, the Strait of Hormuz.
On the other hand, Samir Madani, founder of Tanker Trackers and a close watcher of shipments into and around the area of Iran posted on twitter that Iran would not try to close the Strait of Hormuz in respond to today’s strike.
Concluding, in light of the situation the oil prices marked a rise of more than 4% in the wake of the strike.