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"Closure would do far more damage to Iran in economic terms than the sanctions" the West is preparing to impose on Iran for refusing to abandon its nuclear ambitions, said Frank A. Verrastro, senior vice president at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
"Desperate nations driven to the brink sometimes do desperate and unpredictable things," Mr. Verrastro said. "Even if short-lived, disruption to shipping in the Gulf would undoubtedly wreak havoc in oil markets."