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Iran faces the US escalation and Britain concerns in the Arab Gulf

Sunday 21/July/2019 - 01:53 PM
The Reference
Mahmoud Mohammadi

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during his participation in a summit on terrorism in Buenos Aires that the United States wants Iran to come to the table for negotiations, stressing that President Donald Trump is ready to hold talks with Tehran without preconditions.

Although Iran denied on Friday, July 19, 2019, what Trump said that the US Navy had destroyed one of its aircraft in the Strait of Hormuz, Pompeo reiterated that the Iranian plane was shot down.

Britain, meanwhile, said it was urgently seeking more information after reports that a British-flagged tanker had diverted to Iranian waters. "We urgently seek more information and are assessing the situation in the wake of Reports on an incident in the Gulf ».

Dr. Eyad al-Majali, a researcher in international relations and Iranian affairs, said that the political tracks of the crisis between the United States and Iran are taking a step towards further escalation and tension, especially after the impact of international political wills within the framework of Britain's entry into the line of implementation of US economic sanctions and internationalization Crisis with the international community.

Majali said in a statement to the «Reference» that there are offensive military operations carried out by the forces of the Houthis in Yemen against the border areas adjacent to Saudi territory, prompting the American side and its allies to demand the international community through the Security Council to pressure Iran to stop supporting the Houthis, Supplying them with weapons, rockets and aircraft.

He pointed out that the Houthi militias are one of the important papers in the face of American pressure on Iran, and they and other arms of Iran and its claws deployed in the countries of the region is an obstacle to the stability of the region, stressing that Iran invests the nuclear file and to withdraw its commitment to its terms, America against it, so drafted to push European partners to do their duties and support the protection of the agreement from collapse.

American threats

The United States threatened to destroy any aircraft flying too far from its ships and said it had clear evidence it had dropped one amid a tumultuous confrontation with Tehran in the world's most important shipping region.

Earlier, Iran denied the removal of US forces one of its aircraft march while a court in Gibraltar extended the reservation of an Iranian oil tanker besieged in the conflict between Tehran on the one hand and Washington and its allies on the other.

Tensions have risen in the Gulf region after the United States withdrew last year from a nuclear deal signed by world powers with Iran in 2015 and re-imposed sanctions to crack down on Iran's oil trade, while Tehran responded by lifting many restrictions on its controversial nuclear program.

Iran rejected assurances from President Donald Trump that the US Navy had shot down one of its aircraft, saying it had no missing marines.

On July 4, the British Royal Navy detained an Iranian oil tanker off the Mediterranean coast of Gibraltar on suspicion of smuggling oil to Syria's ally Tehran, in violation of EU sanctions.

The Supreme Court of Gibraltar decided to allow the authorities to retain the Gris 1 carrier for another 30 days until 15 August.

Iran has threatened to retaliate for what it called British piracy in connection with the seizure of the tanker. Last week, Britain said it had intercepted Iranian vessels trying to intercept one of its carriers.