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Iran Votes
March 5th, 2012
09:41 PM ET

Iran Votes

CNN Photographer Joe Duran gives us a look at life in Tehran as citizens vote in parliamentary elections.

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February 21st, 2012
08:05 PM ET

Deterring the threat from Iran

Iran's hardliners have recently threatened to shut down the crucial oil hub, the Strait of Hormuz. The U.S. Military has pledged to keep it open. Fred Pleitgen has more from aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln.


Filed under: backstory • Iran • journalists • Middle East
Talking about Oil: The U.S., Iran and the tension over the Strait of Hormuz
January 23rd, 2012
10:08 PM ET

Talking about Oil: The U.S., Iran and the tension over the Strait of Hormuz

Iran's threats to close the Strait of Hormuz have been effective in the past.

On the word of E.U. sanctions, Crude oil prices rose and worldwide demand for gasoline isn't declining anytime soon.

Ali Velshi spoke with Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Spencer Ackerman who writes for the Danger Room blog on Wired.com.

Here are the two parts of that chat below:

Related post: CNN's Tim Lister explains why the Strait of Hormuz is so strategically important and why tensions are rising there.

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Filed under: backstory • Iran • politics • U.S.
December 30th, 2011
03:58 AM ET

The importance of the Strait of Hormuz

CNN's Tim Lister explains why the Strait of Hormuz is so strategically important and why tensions are rising there.


Filed under: backstory • Iran • Iraq • journalists • U.S.