Friday June 5, 2020

The turning of the screw on Iran

How can we believe the United States’s claim that Iran attacked Japanese and Norwegian oil tankers in the Straits of Hormuz last week? After all, who benefits from such an event?

16th June, 2019
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo formally blamed last week’s explosions on two tankers - one Japanese, one Norwegian - in the Straits of Hormuz on Iran. Are we to believe him?

The US released video footage of what it says was an Iranian naval boat recovering an unexploded limpet mine from the side of one of the tankers. The video appeared to have been made in daylight, most likely from an observation...

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