Iran failed to take a British Oil tanker due to a British warship approaching it.
Five Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps gunboats tried to seize a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf Wednesday but backed off after a British warship approached, a senior U.S. defense official told Fox News.
The British warship was said to have been less than 5 miles behind the tanker but soon intercepted the Iranian boats and threatened to open fire. A manned U.S. reconnaissance aircraft was above as well, the official said, adding that Iranian forces left without opening fire.
Navy Captain Bill Urban, spokesman for the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), said the military was aware of the reported actions. He added, “Threats to international freedom of navigation require an international solution. The world economy depends on the free flow of commerce, and it is incumbent on all nations to protect and preserve this lynchpin of global prosperity.”
It is tough for me to continue to by into the “false flag” narrative being pushed by some Conservatives. It seems to me that while the Trump Administration is trying to stay out of war Iran is doing all they can to stay in it.
President Trump did tweet about Iran before this attack.
Iran has long been secretly “enriching,” in total violation of the terrible 150 Billion Dollar deal made by John Kerry and the Obama Administration. Remember, that deal was to expire in a short number of years. Sanctions will soon be increased, substantially!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 10, 2019
President Trump must try to find a way to avoid war because as Pat Buchanan wrote a war with Iran would become the defining part of his presidency which would not be a good thing.
Pat Buchanan warns Trump about war with Iran: Would become “Trump’s War”
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