Instead of Iran, the Persian Gulf can be blocked by US

Instead of Iran, the Persian Gulf can be blocked by US

This attack by armed drones, videos of which surfaced on Thursday, spurred a temporary shutdown of the pipeline and a consequent rise in global oil prices, though Saudi Aramco confirmed that the pipeline had been restored as of Wednesday.

This week, the United States military placed its forces in the region on high alert amid fears of an "imminent threat".

Sky News is reporting that the United Kingdom has raised the threat level for British personnel in Iraq because of a heightened risk from Iran.

Iran's foreign minister has said "extremist individuals" in the US government were pursuing risky policies and Tehran is not seeking confrontation.

"These attacks come at a time when responsible stakeholders across the region should work together to lower tensions", underlined Ambassador Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, UAE's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in NY.

Foad Izadi: We don't know who was behind the incident. In fact, before the emergence of doubts about Moscow's interests in Trump's victory, and advances of the radical populist Right on Europe, many became convinced that the "US-Iran honeymoon" was about to end.

The White House has drawn red lines, which, if crossed by Iran, will trigger military response from US. We have witnessed in the past, what they call false-flag operations, operations that are created to start a war by claiming that someone has attacked them, this is how the Gulf of Tonkin incident was orchestrated and that resulted in the Vietnam War. I think it is in our common interest to move from a military phase of the confrontation, to a political phase.

Regional tensions have soared since US President Donald Trump pulled out of a nuclear deal with Iran a year ago and imposed a stifling oil embargo on the Islamic republic.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also made an unscheduled trip to Baghdad to ensure its security against potential Iranian aggression. John Bolton wrote an article for the New York Times in March 2015 asking for a military strike on Iran. Pompeo did the same thing when he was a congressman, and now they are occupying important positions in the United States government and we have the fear that they may implement what they'd called for.

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The call comes amid spiralling tensions between the U.S. and Iran which have been building for weeks but peaked this week amid fears the two were heading for war.

Since then, the conflict has killed tens of thousands of people, many of them civilians, relief agencies say.

Jeffrey also said that only Russian Federation could help the U.S. to remove the Iranians from Syria. The attack is further evidence that the Houthis are merely an Instrument of the Iranian Regime in its expansionist ambitions to serve.

Over 24 million people, more than two-thirds of the population, are in need of aid. Moreover, such an attitude was not limited to the Obama administration that was extremely keen on normalizing relations with Tehran, but it was shared by the Israeli leadership which may have expected great benefits from Iran's escalation, as well as sowing the seeds of sectarian and ethnic conflict throughout the Arab world.

A senior British officer in the USA -backed coalition fighting the Islamic State group appeared to push back against the US claims, telling reporters earlier in the week that there'd been no increased threat from Iranian-backed forces in Iraq and Syria. Maj. They in practice are following Trump in his disastrous policy that he has engaged in.

Sputnik: Do you see any future for the Iran nuclear deal? "I won't speculate on the famous question of "who did it", yet he went on to say, "there are serious issues and [foremost] among them is Iranian behaviour".

BA: You talked a lot about what the Iranians should do.

Jeffrey explained that the USA wanted to see Russian Federation support UNSCR 2254 and use its influence to guarantee the withdrawal of pro-Iranian forces from Syria. The Europeans want to stick to the agreement. "We will ask them also for extra supplies if required", Sharma said.

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