Pompeo blamed Iran for being behind assaults on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman

Pompeo blamed Iran for being behind assaults on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman 


US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iran for being behind assaults on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman Thursday, and said it was taking the case to the UN Security Council. 


"It is the evaluation of the United States that the Islamic Republic of Iran is in charge of the assaults," Pompeo told journalists. 


"This depends on knowledge, the weapons utilized, the dimension of skill expected to execute the task, later comparable Iranian assaults on transportation, and the way that no intermediary gathering working in the region has the assets and capability to act with such a high level of modernity," Pompeo said. 

Pompeo said Iran "guaranteed" on April 22 to upset oil shipping from the Strait of Hormuz. 

"It is currently executing that guarantee," he said. 

He said the assaults Thursday, which left two tankers on fire off Iran's south coast, were a piece of a progression of assaults incited by Tehran and its surrogates. 

"Taken all in all, these unwarranted assaults present a reasonable danger to worldwide security, a barefaced strike on the opportunity of route, and an unsuitable battle of heightening strain by Iran," the top US representative said. 

He said Iran is lashing out on account of the effect of US and global authorizations, however said it reserved no option "to assault blameless regular people and take part in atomic shakedown." 

Pompeo said he had requested the US emissary to the United Nations, Jonathan Cohen, to bring the supposed assaults up in the UN Security Council meeting Thursday evening. 

He said US approach means to bring Iran once again into arrangements over its atomic program and territorial exercises. 

Notwithstanding, he included, "The United States will guard its powers, interests and remain with our accomplices and partners to shield worldwide business and local soundness." 

"Also, we call upon all countries undermined by Iran to go along with us in that try." 

Then President Donald Trump on Thursday said it is too soon even to think about entering exchanges with Iran. 

Trump said that he valued the intervening mission to Tehran on Thursday by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, which was met with a sharp repel by Iran's incomparable pioneer Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. 

All things considered, said Trump, "I for one feel that it is too early to try and consider making an arrangement. They are not prepared, nor are we!"

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