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May not be no 9/11 rn for reasoning for Trump to go to war with Iran BUT it is the Trump Regime and his ignorant very ignorant base emboldeneds/enables him to make such wreckless decisions...
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Britain's foreign office has adapted its London staffing relating to Iran, PM Theresa May's spokeswoman said on Thursday, after the United States stepped up forces in the Middle East to counter "clear indications" of threats from Iran

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US carrier strike group arrives in position in northern Arabian Sea (likely near the entrance to the Gulf of Oman)

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Meeting between the Kuwaiti parliament and the government taking place to discuss preparations for any war in the region

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Iranian Foreign Minister: There is no room for talks with the United States

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The White House: If the Iranians do anything, they will not be happy with its results

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Contingency plans in case the UK decides it has to remove personnel from Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait or Qatar have begun to be activated, though this is only at a very early stage and is currently precautionary in case the crisis escalates- Via
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Erecon wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 6:37 am
Are one of those theories ( my own also ) that it has to do with the USA - China Tradewar? Since China is the biggest Oil buyer from the Iranians, that doesnt follow the trade sanctions and the USA can really hurt them here?
I hadn't really though of that angle. But sanctions won't affect China since China won't abide by them.

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DEFCONWarningSystem wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 5:25 pm
Erecon wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 6:37 am
Are one of those theories ( my own also ) that it has to do with the USA - China Tradewar? Since China is the biggest Oil buyer from the Iranians, that doesnt follow the trade sanctions and the USA can really hurt them here?
I hadn't really though of that angle. But sanctions won't affect China since China won't abide by them.
An intriguing theory. However, I agree with you, Director. Sanctions won't do anything.

However, if Iran's ability to produce and/or ship oil is stopped or reduced by war, or, a regime change is accomplished to one that is more friendly to the US, that will hurt China.

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Saudi Arabia is apparently pushing for a strike on Iran.
The Arab News published an editorial in English on Thursday, arguing that after incidents this week against Saudi energy targets, the next logical step "should be surgical strikes."

The newspaper's publisher is the Saudi Research and Marketing Group, a company that had long been chaired by various sons of King Salman until 2014 and is regarded as reflecting official position.
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has accused the United States of instigating an "unacceptable" escalation of tensions, as Washington pledged to continue a campaign of "maximum pressure" on the Islamic Republic.

Speaking in Tokyo on Thursday, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said Tehran would not hold talks with Washington but added it would act with caution following the recent deployment of US military units to the Gulf region.

"We believe that escalation by the United States is unacceptable and uncalled for," he told reporters in Tokyo, where he is meeting with Japanese officials.

"[But] we exercise maximum restraint ... in spite of the fact that the United States withdrew from JCPOA last May," he added, referring to the landmark 2015 nuclear deal brokered between the Islamic Republic and several other world powers.
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#FLASH: Britain has raised the threat level for UK forces and diplomats in Iraq  - @SkyNews

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