US President Donald Trump on Friday dismissed the danger of Iran making good on previous threats to close the Hormuz Strait, a major choke point for world oil shipments.
"They're not going to be closing it. It's not going to be closed, it's not going to be closed for long and they know it. They've been told in very strong terms," Trump said on Fox News television.
He was speaking after mysterious explosions on two oil tankers were blamed by the US government on Iran.