Bolton claimed that Washington has “deep and serious” intelligence on the threat posed by Iran but declined to provide any details.

On 12 May, four oil tankers, including two Saudi vessels and a UAE-flagged ship, were targeted by a mysterious attack near the UAE’s exclusive economic zone. Although no one has claimed responsibility for the sabotage, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed on Tuesday that it was “quite possible” that Tehran was behind it.

The attack comes as tensions have further escalated between the United States and sanctions-battered Iran after the former boosted military presence in the Gulf region earlier in May, deploying a bomber task force and an aircraft carrier to the region.

Meanwhile, Pompeo confirmed in a press release on Friday that the United States had approved $8.1 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in an effort to deter the alleged threat posed by Iran.

Pompeo said this move would be a “one-time event.” He emphasized that these arms transfers were critical for partners of the United States in the region to be able to provide for their own self-defence and to back US forces.

On Friday, US President Donald Trump said that Washington would deploy some 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East. Trump, however, said earlier that Washington hoped that the situation would not come to war.

The Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said that Iran does not intend to wage war with the United States, but will continue to resist Washington.

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US-Iran tensions sparked last year when the United States unilaterally withdrew from the JCPOA and reimposed sanctions on the Islamic republic. On 8 May, Iran announced its own decision to partially discontinue its obligations under the nuclear agreement.

 

Source: Sputnik

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The Greek
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The Greek

Very strange things happen. It seems that the “big bosses of the world” have bad things in their minds. They hit countries with culture, history, tradition etc. (as they did in Syria). Big bosses from the West and the East play their own geopolitical games and leave behind damaged countries and dead everywhere.Oil and gas, money, and everything else they want to get. In Syria they get stuck and they do not know what to do. Many believe that Turkey and the West (USA, NATO etc) have become enemies. Turkey plays the game of others very well. That is why… Read more »

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Toilets

Geopolitics is something very dirty and mean, it’s a zero-sum game where, if you don’t participate, you lose everything, no matter who you are. +++ “Many believe that Turkey and the West (USA, NATO etc) have become enemies. Turkey plays the game of others very well. That is why it still exists as a country.” => There are no friends in geopolitics, there are also no good guys, some are just meaner than the others… +++ “Everyone thinks Turkey and the West will break their relations because of the S400.” => No, S-400 is just an excuse : the spat… Read more »

jimbim
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There is a deep, serious’ intel that Bolton has no brain.

Nigel Woo
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Nigel Woo

#MOTHER NATURE AND THE SUN BURN JEWS TO ASHES FOR 2ND MOON SURVIVAL
https://warcraftking.tumblr.com/post/185105929044/dig-jews-dig-deeper-the-bunker-annunaki-jews-must

#ALLAH SAID JEWS GO HOME FCUK THEIR OWN MOTHER COS YOUR FATE AND DESTINY ALREADY SEALED INTO THE COOKER

What? Who should beg Jews so the truth about 2nd moon could prevail?
But mother nature and the sun preparing to shoot things down to earth for 2nd moon survival.

What? Who cannot shoot Jews cos they only deal with one person? I dont want to talk to mother fcuked Jews cos my goosebumps rising again. Just fcuk yourself to deeper than h**l.

Toilets
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Toilets

Nigel Poo strikes again