How far will the US go? In the state Department, spoke about plans for Iran
U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said the possibility of military action against Iran. Washington considers Tehran involved in the attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
Us Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that Washington is considering all options for influence on Iran, including force. American authorities claim that Tehran is responsible for the attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
On Thursday, 13 June, two oil tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman. Subsequently, one of them started a fire. In the United States was quick to blame the incident on Iran. Secretary of state Pompeo said that the attack on the tankers allegedly made the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps of Iran to destabilize the situation.
The Position Of The West
Washington has no doubt that the attack on the tankers was staged by Iran. According to Secretary of state and former CIA head Mike Pompeo, the US allegedly has evidence of involvement in the incident of the Iranian armed forces. However, the Americans for some reason are not in a hurry to publicly disclose this evidence. But they are ready to arrange a military invasion of Iran.
«The United States is considering a full range of options (impact on Iran),» Pompeo said, adding that this includes the option of military action.
In a statement, the British Foreign Ministry said that London «with almost a certain probability» is sure of Iran’s guilt in the incident. According to the British authorities, no one else could have carried out this attack. As in the case with the «business Skrypalia», no other evidence of London is not required.
Israel, a longtime enemy of Iran, also hastened to blame Tehran for the incident in the Gulf of Oman. And the European Union urged not to rush to conclusions about the incident, as the risk of incorrect assessment of the situation is high.
position of Russia
The Kremlin called us accusations against Iran unfounded. Moscow reminded Washington of how Secretary of state Colin Powell shook a test tube with white powder at the UN, proving the need for an invasion of Iraq under the pretext of the country’s weapons of mass destruction. It was later revealed that any weapons Iraq did not have, but the country already lay in ruins.
«We have learned to be restrained in our assessments and still call for a sober assessment of the situation and wait for some convincing data to appear. Refer to the fact that this is some secret data, in this case, is absurd,» — said the Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov in the program «Moscow. Kremlin. Putin.»
He warned that such incidents could seriously undermine the foundations of the world economy. In this regard, Peskov urged to ignore unfounded charges.
The escalation between the US and Iran
The President of the United States Donald Trump initially made no secret of their antipathy towards Iran. In 2018, he unilaterally broke the Iranian «nuclear deal», seriously undermining confidence in the United States and strongly substituting his European allies. This was followed by sanctions against Tehran. Washington has set a goal to completely block the export of oil from Iran. And in April of this year, the United States made the Islamic revolution guards Corps of Iran in the list of terrorist organizations, to which Tehran responded by adding to the terrorists of our military throughout the Middle East. After the incident in the Gulf of Oman, trump had an excuse to start an armed conflict with Iran.