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Risk to shipping increases in Middle East with U.S. attack on top Iranian commander

Oil tanker in the hazy distance being attended to by tugboat

January 3, 2020 by Bloomberg By Brian Wingfield and Firat Kayakiran (Bloomberg) –The risk to shipping in the Persian Gulf region is set to rise following a U.S. airstrike in Iraq that killed a top Iranian commander, just months after spiking to record levels on heightened geopolitical risk. The attack, for which Iran has vowed retaliation, escalates tensions in a region that exports …

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