Codename 'Murky Water' Iran's Secret Plan to Contaminate the Strait of Hormuz

Iran could be planning to create a vast oil spill in the Strait of Hormuz, according to a top secret report obtained by Western intelligence officials. The aim of the operation is to both temporarily block the vital shipping channel and to force a suspension of Western sanctions.
Von Erich Follath
Oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz.

Oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz.

Foto: Kamran Jebreili/ AP
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan
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