UN nuclear watchdog reports
The UN nuclear watchdog is out say that he ran has enriched uranium beyond purity limit set by nuclear deal.
Earlier, VP Pence in a speech did a little sabre rattling saying :
- Iran should not confuse American restraint with the lack of American resolve
- US does not seek a war with Iran and is willing to talk but America will not back down
- US hopes for the best but US military is prepared to protect US interests, personnel in region
Tensions are getting a little higher as Iran presses US.
As if uncontrollable economic contagion was not enough for the administration, Obama is now willing to add geopolitical risk to the current extremely precarious economic and financial situation. Over at Debkafile we read that the president has decided to “boost US military strength in the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf regions in the short term with an extra air and naval strike forces and 6,000 Marine and sea combatants.” With just one aircraft carrier in proximity to Iran, the Nobel peace prize winner has decided to send a clear message that peace will no longer be tolerated, and has decided to increase the US aircraft carrier presence in the region by a 400-500% CAGR.
Carrier Strike Group 10, headed by the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier, sails out of the US Navy base at Norfolk, Virginia Friday, May 21. On arrival, it will raise the number of US carriers off Iranian shores to two. Up until now, President Barack Obama kept just one aircraft carrier stationed off the coast of Iran, the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Arabian Sea, in pursuit of his policy of diplomatic engagement with Tehran. (more…)