comes as a surprise to the Washington led trans-Atlantic alliance,
and has become an apparent cause for panic within the US side. What
is furthermore revealed as a consequence of this report, is that the
US lacks the military-logistical support to carry out offensive moves
in the Persian Gulf if acting alone.
U.S. has blamed Iran for recent attacks on oil tankers near the
Persian Gulf. These tankers were not American, however. Japanese
Prime Minister Abe, for his part, took the version of events
explained by tanker workers, and publicly disputed the US claims.
senior U.S .official says allies expressed interest in Esper’s
request during their meetings in Brussels. The official spoke on
condition of anonymity to describe private discussions. Increasingly
though, the pattern of leaks from anonymous official sources to
American media have shown to be false or misleading.
allies have expressed reluctance to get involved in any military
effort to help secure the interests of Israel and the United States
in the region. European leaders have said they want more emphasis on
minimizing the chances of war. European leaders have been unanimous
in their desire to implement the JCPOA. The failure of the US to
adhere to it is said to be a result of pressure from Israel. European
leaders have not been able to implement the JCPOA as a result of
pressure from the United States and Israel within their political and
economic systems. Therefore, there is a divergence between Europe’s
desired policies and those they can implement.