Pompeo Threatens to Light the Fuse in Persian Gulf
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Pompeo Threatens to Light the Fuse in Persian Gulf

The US Fifth Fleet announced on September 18 that a Carrier Strike Group comprising USS Nimitz passed through the Strait of Hormuz with the guided-missile cruisers USS Princeton and USS Philippine Sea and guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett. After a gap of some ten months, a US aircraft carrier is being deployed to the Persian Gulf. …

US Axis of Aggression in Gulf
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US Axis of Aggression in Gulf

When Washington announced a few weeks ago the formation of a maritime “international coalition” to “protect shipping” in the Persian Gulf, many observers were skeptical. Now skepticism has rightly turned to alarm, as the proposed US-led “coalition” transpires to comprise a grand total of just three nations: the US, Britain and Israel. The term “coalition”…

Gulf Crisis: Reciprocation Towards Disaster or Peaceful Resolution?
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Gulf Crisis: Reciprocation Towards Disaster or Peaceful Resolution?

Britain is sending more warships to the Persian Gulf, accusing Iran of “hostile acts” after a British-flagged tanker was seized by Iranian forces last week. Joining the British naval fleet is one its newest Astute-Class nuclear-powered submarines, according to UK media. London condemned the Iranian interception of the Stena Impero cargo ship last Friday, and…

Iran Seizure of a British Tanker. More than Tit for Tat. Towards a War Scenario?
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Iran Seizure of a British Tanker. More than Tit for Tat. Towards a War Scenario?

The British-flagged tanker “Steno Impero”, heading for Saudi Arabia, was seized on Friday, 19 July 2019, by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), in the Strait of Hormuz, after it rammed an Iranian fishing boat, whose distress call it ignored. The tanker was taken to an Iranian port, because it was not complying with “international…