The tensions between United Stated and Iran has been rising day by day as US President is likely to deploy US security forces for the protection of Gulf oil supplies, that Washington fears may be under threat by Iran. The reports of US military action got pace after last week attacks on two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz shipping lane at the entrance to the Gulf.
Washington hold Iran responsible for such incidents, but Tehran denies responsibility of the attacks. Trump has restored and extended U.S. economic sanctions on Iran. That has forced countries around the world to boycott Iranian oil or face sanctions of their own.
But in an interview Trump, while talking about use of US security forces to ensure the free flow of oil through the Gulf, Trump has said, he would certainly go over nuclear weapons and he would keep the other a question mark. The U.S. will maintain its pressure campaign on Iran and continue to deter aggression in the region but does not want the conflict with Tehran to escalate, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.
The nuclear deal with Iran, which was reached in 2015 during Barack Obama’s presidency, aimed to head off any pathway to an Iranian nuclear bomb. Trump says the agreement failed to address Iran’s missile program or punish it for waging proxy wars in Middle East countries.
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19 July, 2019