The Persian Gulf is Once Again at the Center of Western Provocations

The Persian Gulf is Once Again at the Center of Western Provocations

As part of a concerted effort to pressurize Iran ahead of the expected resumption of nuclear talks in Vienna, Washington and its European allies appear to be using a mysterious and not entirely understandable attack on an oil tanker operated by Israel to extract additional concessions from Tehran.   In doing so, says the well-informed Iranian…

Pompeo Threatens to Light the Fuse in Persian Gulf

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

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?

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…