Israeli Submarines Suspected of Sabotaging Shipping in Gulf of Oman By Hans Stehling

15 June 2019 — Global Research

In Case of Conflict with Iran, Oil Prices could Double Overnight

It is known that the US has for long had a comprehensive and combined plan with Israel to attack Iranian targets with huge, non-nuclear, bunker-busting, 10 ton, GBU-43  air-blast bombs capable of destroying the deepest underground  installations – these are the most powerful non-nuclear ordnance pieces ever produced – but first the Trump-Netanyahu war-plan needed a credible excuse.

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Iran Decided To Put Maximum Pressure On Trump – Here Is How It Will Do It

14 June 2019 — Moon of Alabama

Thirteen months ago the United States launched a total economic war against Iran. It demands its capitulation. Now Iran decided to respond in kind. It will wage a maximum pressure campaign on U.S. economic interests until the Trump administration concedes its defeat. Shipping in the Middle East will soon become very hazardous. Oil prices will go through the roof. Trump will be trapped between two choices neither of which he will like.

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US stages provocation in the Persian Gulf

14 June 2019 — WSWS

The Trump administration’s thuggish secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, made a presentation to the media Thursday afternoon in which he asserted that Iran was responsible for suspected attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman near the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

These charges carry with them the threat of a war that would transform much of the Eurasian landmass into a battleground.

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Sabotage diplomacy: Zarif says no need to be ‘clairvoyant’ to see US ‘plan B’ for Iran

14 June 2019 — RT

Sabotage diplomacy: Zarif says no need to be ‘clairvoyant’ to see US ‘plan B’ for Iran

A handout photo made available by the Norwegian shipowner Frontline of the crude oil tanker Front Altair after the fire onboard the ship in the Gulf of Oman © Reuters

Washington’s claim that Tehran carried out the attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman is unsurprising, Iran’s FM has said, warning that the US has resorted to “Plan B” to sabotage the Islamic Republic’s diplomatic efforts.

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Iran: The Gulf of Credibility By Craig Murray

14 June 2019 — Craig Murray

I really cannot begin to fathom how stupid you would have to be to believe that Iran would attack a Japanese oil tanker at the very moment that the Japanese Prime Minister was sitting down to friendly, US-disapproved talks in Tehran on economic cooperation that can help Iran survive the effects of US economic sanctions.

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