The UK and US believe Iran was behind a tanker attack that killed two people, and have vowed to respond, calling it a violation of international law.
Three days after the Iranian drone attack on the Israel-managed Mercer Street ship off the coast of Oman, and a day after the US and UK publicly named Iran as the culprit in the bombing that killed a British and a Romanian national, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson talked tough.
If negotiators hope to revive the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), known informally as the Iran nuclear deal, they must address the billions of dollars’ worth of civil judgments by US victims of terrorism against Iran. Failure to do so would disincentivize Iran from limiting or reversing its nuclear ambitions—out of concern that it would never receive meaningful economic gains in return.
“Flattery and subservience to violent and totalitarian regimes only encourages further violence and aggression,” said Foreign Ministry Spokesman Lior Haiat.
Defending commercial ships from threats such as Iran’s brash drone attack this week is a problem for ship owners and managers and for states in the region. It does not have an easy solution.
Protests in Khuzestan Province have rocked the Iranian regime in recent weeks and have now spread to the capital Tehran. The protests highlight a structural deficiency in the country.
In recent years the weaknesses of Iran’s regime have become more transparent every day. From its weakness in the economy to lose its dominance in the country facing many huge protests which increased this weakness, to its international isolation, which is derived from its malign activities in the region, its support from the global terrorism and dictatorships sharing the same behavior with them.
Iran will respond promptly to any threat against its security, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday, after the United States, Israel and Britain blamed Tehran for an attack on an Israeli-managed tanker off the coast of Oman.
An Iranian state actor spent years pretending to be someone called “Marcella Flores” in an attempt to spy on a U.S. aerospace defense contractor.
Based on the high commission of His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik, the Foreign Minister has left Oman to the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Tensions are mounting between Israel and Iran after a ship was attacked off the coast of Oman on Friday, with details revealing that drones…