ALGERIA CHINA IRAN UNITED KINGDOM

Sonatrach caught in the crossfire between London and Tehran in the Strait of Hormuz

The Algerian oil group Sonatrach unexpectedly caught up in the crisis which affected oil traffic in the Strait of Hormuz on July 19. Africa Intelligence here reconstitutes the tense 24-hour stand-off played out between Algiers, Tehran, London and Beijing. [...] (763 words)
Issue dated 29/07/2019 Reading time 4 minutes
The oil tanker 'Mesdar' was blocked on July 19 by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.
The oil tanker "Mesdar" was blocked on July 19 by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. © John Pitcher/MarineTraffic.com/Reuters
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