Thursday, 22 August, 2019

Iran says exercising restraint despite ‘unacceptable’ escalation of US sanctions

US forces in Iraq and Syria on high alert for possible 'imminent threat' State Department Orders Non-Essential U.S. Government Employees Out Of Iraq
Steven Clarke | 16 May, 2019, 12:33

Some Republicans, including Utah Sen.

"Anti-US sectarian militias may also threaten US citizens and Western companies throughout Iraq", it said.

Pelosi said Trump has "no business" moving toward a Middle East confrontation without approval from Congress.

The attack on the tankers near the Strait of Hormuz, through which one fifth of the world's oil consumption flows, appeared created to test the resolve of the United States and its Sunni Muslim allies without triggering a war, analysts said.

The United States ordered the departure of non-emergency USA employees from its diplomatic missions in Iraq on Wednesday in another show of concern about alleged threats from Iran.

After Ghika's comments drew a sharp retort from the US Central Command, Britain's defense ministry said Wednesday they have "long been clear about our concerns over Iran's destabilising behavior in the region" - while still not confirming any new imminent danger.

There has been a marked increase in U.S.

The top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee also warned the administration against any action without approval from lawmakers.

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In a written statement, the governments jointly say the incident "posed a threat to the safety and security" of global shipping and maritime navigation. Jim Risch of Idaho, said that based on the information he received he supports the administration actions, including the repositioning of the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier to the Gulf.

"This threat stream, let me tell you, is real", said the second official. Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu may be the only world leader who has proactively praised the Trump Administration's tough stance on Iran. "There's no appetite for going to war in the Middle East", he told reporters.

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said that while there will not be a full-scale war between his nation and the U.S., Washington will nonetheless be forced to retreat from the face-off as the Iranian people have a stronger resolve than Americans. There economy is now crashing, which is the only thing holding them back. "The United States Congress must do everything it can to prevent the Trump administration's attempts to put us on the brink of a catastrophic and unconstitutional war with Iran that could lead to even more deaths than the Iraq War".

Some have suggested Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton don't see eye-to-eye on the strategy.

Donald Trump disputes recent reports that his policies regarding Iran have led to "infighting" amid an uptick in tensions and heated rhetoric between Washington and Tehran.

"Different opinions are expressed and I make a decisive and final decision - it is a very simple process", Trump said.

Iran remains committed to its obligations under an worldwide nuclear deal despite the USA withdrawal from the landmark agreement, its foreign minister said on Thursday, calling the reimposition of U.S. sanctions "unacceptable".

In possibly related news, four oil tankers in the Middle East - two owned by Saudi Arabia, one owned by the United Arab Emirates and one owned by Norway - were recently damaged by what Saudi and US officials described as "sabotage" attacks, according to CBS News.

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