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Oman tankers attacked: Yet another false flag?

Press TV interview with Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor

Who’s messing with the Persian Gulf oil trade? Pompeo’s blaming Iran. Is Bolton trying to gin up a war before he’s kicked out the door?

-KB

PressTV-US blames Iran for tanker attacks in Sea of Oman

The Trump administration has blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Sea of Oman without providing any evidence to back up the accusation.

On Thursday morning, Iranian rescuers rushed to the assistance of the two oil tankers in the Sea of Oman, transferring all of their 44 crew members to Iran’s southern shores.

Referring to Washington’s sanctions against Tehran following the former’s unilateral withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement with world powers, the statement said, “The US economic war and terrorism against the Iranian people as well as its massive military presence in the region have been and continue to be the main sources of insecurity and instability in the wider Persian Gulf region and the most significant threat to its peace and security.”

The statement also called on “the international community to live up to its responsibilities in preventing the reckless and dangerous policies and practices of the US and its regional allies in heightening the tensions in the region.”

It added that the recent developments in the region “serve as proof of the urgency” of engaging in “dialogue based on mutual respect” between  “all regional countries… based on mutual respect, inclusivity and basic principles of international law.”

“Reiterating its longstanding position on the need for promoting peace and security in the broader Persian Gulf region, the Islamic Republic of Iran stands ready to play an active and constructive role in ensuring the security of strategic maritime passages as well as promoting peace, stability and security in the region,” the statement said in conclusion.

‘B Team turning to sabotage diplomacy’

In a series of tweets on Friday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the US allegations against Iran over the attacks on oil tankers in the Sea of Oman were part of “sabotage diplomacy” adopted by the “B Team,” which he uses to refer to US National Security Adviser John Bolton, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Javad Zarif

@JZarif

That the US immediately jumped to make allegations against Iran—w/o a shred of factual or circumstantial evidence—only makes it abundantly clear that the is moving to a : Sabotage diplomacy—including by @AbeShinzo—and cover up its against Iran.

Javad Zarif

That the US immediately jumped to make allegations against Iran—w/o a shred of factual or circumstantial evidence—only makes it abundantly clear that the is moving to a : Sabotage diplomacy—including by @AbeShinzo—and cover up its against Iran.

Javad Zarif

@JZarif

I warned of exactly this scenario a few months ago, not because I’m clairvoyant, but because I recognize where the is coming from.

 

 

 

One Thought to “Oman tankers attacked: Yet another false flag?”

  1. Amin Abdullah

    The Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stated on Twitter, “Suspicious doesn’t begin to describe what likely transpired this morning.” (excerpts from wikipedia)

    (Quran [005:64] : “…every time they light the fires of war, God extinguishes them; and they labour hard to spread corruption on earth: and God does not -love the spreaders of corruption.”)

    Quran [005:64] :

    وَقَالَتِ الْيَهُودُ يَدُ اللَّهِ مَغْلُولَةٌ غُلَّتْ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَلُعِنُوا بِمَا قَالُوا بَلْ يَدَاهُ مَبْسُوطَتَانِ يُنفِقُ كَيْفَ يَشَاءُ وَلَيَزِيدَنَّ كَثِيرًا مِّنْهُم مَّا أُنزِلَ إِلَيْكَ مِن رَّبِّكَ طُغْيَانًا وَكُفْرًا وَأَلْقَيْنَا بَيْنَهُمُ الْعَدَاوَةَ وَالْبَغْضَاءَ إِلَىٰ يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ كُلَّمَا أَوْقَدُوا نَارًا لِّلْحَرْبِ أَطْفَأَهَا اللَّهُ وَيَسْعَوْنَ فِي الْأَرْضِ فَسَادًا وَاللَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ الْمُفْسِدِينَ

    “And the Jews say, “God’s hand is shackled!” It is their own hands that are shackled; and rejected [by God] are they because of this their assertion. Nay, but wide are His hands stretched out: He dispenses [bounty] as He wills. But all that has been bestowed from on high upon thee [O Prophet] by thy Sustainer is bound to make many of them yet more stubborn in their overweening arrogance and in their denial of the truth. And so We have cast enmity and hatred among the followers of the Bible, [to last] until Resurrection Day; every time they light the fires of war, God extinguishes them; and they labour hard to spread corruption on earth: and God does not -love the spreaders of corruption.” – (as translated by ‘Mohammad Asad’)

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