“All the noise about Hormuz is linked to the feeling that it is possible, and they say, ‘if we go down, we will take everyone with us.’ If Iranian oil stops, then all the oil stops,” he said.
But in the end, “I don’t think they are willing to do it because the consequences would cost them too much,” Alani said. “I don’t think they are so stupid.”
• AP correspondents Nasser Karimi in Tehran, Sinan Salaheddin and Rebecca Santana in Baghdad contributed to this report.
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