With Iran hardliners National Security Asst. John Bolton and Sec of State Pompeo seemingly pushing Trump Iran policy….A country that President Obama made a deal with to stop going nuclear is now seeing a ‘in your face’ American policy push….
The reason given right now is a possible aggressive action by Iran,,,,
Other countries are NOT in agreement with the Trump admin hardline against Iran…
Tension between the United States and Iran rose Monday as Tehran indicated it may curtail its full cooperation with a landmark nuclear agreement and the Trump administration spoke of “planned or contemplated attacks” against U.S. forces and friends in the Middle East.
Those threats, administration and defense officials said, led to the announcement by the White House late Sunday that a U.S. aircraft carrier and Air Force bombers were being deployed to the Persian Gulf region.
The escalation was only one element of a tougher foreign policy posture — at least in some areas — by the administration in recent days. Senior officials gave new emphasis to President Trump’s willingness to use force in Venezuela, and Trump on Monday doubled down on his threat to impose vast new trade penalties against China.
But Iran appeared to be the main focus of administration action. U.S. officials have said they are not seeking war with Iran but rather are applying “maximum pressure” to change “malign” Iranian behavior in the region.
Since withdrawing from the Iran nuclear agreement last year, the Trump administration has imposed sanctions on purchasers of Iranian oil and designated the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a branch of the Iranian military, a terrorist group. On Friday, the State Department announced new restrictions on Iran’s civil nuclear program.
The program is allowed under the nuclear deal, which is still supported by signatories Britain, France, Germany and the European Union, in addition to Russia and China. The European allies on Saturday cried foul and issued a sharply worded statement emphasizing their “continued commitment” to the deal…..
The aircraft carrier group was going to there Middle East anyways…They will arrive early….
A aircraft carrier parked in the Persian Gulf is NOT the best place it should be….
Out in the Arabian Sea give’s it better room to operate safely ….
The speeded up deployment was announced by the White House …NOT the Pentagon….