Wednesday 29 May 2019

Iran: Bolton ratchets up the tension

Bolton claims Iran 'almost certainly' behind attack on ships off UAE

Bolton claims Iran 'almost certainly' behind attack on ships off UAE
29 May, 2019

Tehran is 'most likely' responsible for sabotaging oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates two weeks ago, National Security Advisor John Bolton has alleged. He did not provide evidence to support the accusation

Bolton claimed on Wednesday that Iran was “almost certainly” behind an attack that targeted four oil tankers off the coast of Fujairah.

Speaking to journalists at a press briefing in the Emirati capital of Abu Dhabi, Bolton also alleged that Iran was behind a failed attack on the Saudi oil-port of Yanbu. Iran used “navel mines” to carry out the attack on the oil tankers, Bolton said, without providing evidence to back up his claims.

The accusations come just days after the Pentagon blamed Iran’s Revolutionary Guards for the attack.
As US ramps up military force, Iran shows leadership with regional diplomacy
Tensions between the US and Iran are on the rise after Tehran announced that it would defy US sanctions by selling its oil on the “grey market.” In response, the US sent a strike group to the Persian Gulf, describing the deployment as a “message” to Iran.

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