The tensions in Iran explained

All week, the news has been filled with worrying headlines about the escalating tensions between the US and Iran. The US has blamed attacks on oil tankers on a branch of Iran’s military, known as the Revolutionary Guard. Yesterday, the US said that Iran had shot down a US military drone in the Persian Gulf. Why is this area so important?

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  1. Imagine you are the president of the USA — not Donald Trump. Bearing in mind everything you’ve learned in this video, list the top three things you would do, this week, in response to the crisis in Iran.
  2. It has been 40 years since the Iranian Revolution changed the course of the country’s history. Research more about what happened in 1979, and summarise the events in at least two paragraphs.