The war in Yemen – and sanctions being reimposed on Iran – are adding to concerns about an already volatile oil market.
Saudi Arabia ordered its oil tankers to stop sailing through the Bab al-Mandeb Strait, off the coast of Yemen, after two vessels were attacked by Iran-backed Houthi rebels.
Iranian commanders have threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz – the gateway to the Gulf – if the United States blocks its oil exports.
Tensions are rising because of the reimposition of US sanctions on Iran after President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal.
Will regional tensions further escalate?
And what about the price of oil?
Presenter: Peter Dobbie
Mamdouh Salameh – international oil economist
Bassima Alghussein – chief executive, Alghussein Global Strategies
Mostafa Khoshcheshm – political commentator
Source: Al Jazeera