Publicado: Mar, Junio 18, 2019
Global | Por Milagro Delgado

Pompeo tries rallying foreign leaders in alleged oil attacks

Pompeo tries rallying foreign leaders in alleged oil attacks

Memories of that might well be behind the caution being shown by some USA allies today in the face of USA assurances that it has proof that Iran carried out the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

Diplomatic sources based at the UN's NY headquarters told the Hebrew-language Israeli newspaper Maariv that they are assessing United States plans to carry out the assault.

Last year, President Donald Trump repudiated the deal, Tehran agreed to limit its enrichment of uranium in exchange for the lifting of crippling sanctions.

With geo-political tensions running high and the United States pointing the finger at Iran it remains to be seen what happens next.

He said the attacks were Washington's "Plan B". One Western diplomat reportedly said the bombing will be "massive" but "limited to a specific target".

There is widespread belief among experts that whichever actor was behind the Gulf of Oman attacks during Abe's visit, the intention was to derail any hope of the Japanese Prime Minister's visit resulting in any cooling of tensions between the U.S. and Iran. NPR's Peter Kenyon reports Tehran summoned the United Kingdom ambassador to protest London's stance on the tanker attacks. "The United States wants to support our important defense partner in the region, and I think moving forward, these arms sales made enormous sense and we're going to continue to push forward with them".

The other ship, the Norwegian-owned Front Altair, was under safe tow by tug boats towards an area off the coast of the eastern Emirati port of Fujairah.

Other topics on the agenda: European Union foreign policy chief Mogherini said Monday the bloc would not react to any Iranian breach of the deal unless the International Atomic Energy Agency reports one.

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The mysterious incidents, which caused damage to two tankers on Thursday, have ratcheted up already high tensions between Tehran and Washington, prompting fears of a regional conflagration and sending oil prices soaring.

The US has blamed forces linked to Iran for the attack, and has provided what it claims is video proof.

Iran fired a missile - but missed - at an American drone on Thursday after the supposed Iranian attack on oil tankers, while another US drone was shot down by Iran-backed rebels in Yemen in recent days.

The U.S. has accelerated the deployment of the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier battle group to the region, sent four nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to Qatar and bolstered its defences in the region by deploying more Patriot air defence systems.

A senior Japanese Foreign Ministry official described the country's unique ties with Iran as a "diplomatic asset".

Iran has denied any involvement in the twin attacks.

His visit will take in the Agency for Defense Development during his trip, since Saudi Arabia is one of the world's most enthusiastic buyers of arms and is now engaged in a devastating war in neighboring Yemen.

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