[size=32]An Iranian call for a mechanism to protect waterways .. Britain sends a force to protect its vessels in the Gulf- 2 Minutes
[size][size][url][/url][/size]Britain plans to send a special force to protect its ships in the Gulf after the mysterious attacks on oil tankers, while an Iranian official called on countries in the region to agree to protect the waterways.Britain has decided to send a special force of 100 troops to patroll the Gulf waters after the attack on Thursday targeted two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, which was preceded by another attack a month ago on four ships, including two oil tankers, the Sunday Times newspaper reported on Sunday. Two Saudis off the coast of Fujairah.The newspaper quoted military sources as saying that the British Navy considers that any military movement in the Strait of Hormuz could lead to disaster, so decided to send troops to protect British ships.The British navy will form a rapid-reaction squad and will operate from its naval base in Bahrain, the sources said.
This coincides with the joining of British military and security officials to the international investigation efforts to determine the circumstances of the targeting of tankers in the Gulf of Oman.The move comes as countries including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates demand protection of energy supplies in the Gulf waters, which have been strained for weeks, amid fears of possible military confrontation between Iranians and Americans.It is not clear what happened after the attack on the Vrent Altair and Cococca Carides, near the Strait of Hormuz. Washington has accused the Iranian Revolutionary Guard of carrying out the attack, supported by Britain and Saudi Arabia, but Tehran has strongly denied responsibility.Repeater charge
and repeated British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on previous official statements that London is considered almost certain that Iran is responsible for the latest attack, based on an intelligence assessment , saying that his country does not believe that any one else can do so.Hunt, on the other hand, called on all sides to avoid escalation. Iran had earlier summoned the British ambassador to protest against Britain's accusation of responsibility for the attack on Thursday.In Moscow, the Russian presidency on Tuesday called for an "official assessment" of the Gulf of Oman incident and to wait until confirmed data were obtained. Moscow immediately called after the attack not to rush to accuse Iran, and use it as an excuse for escalation.Waterways and
in Tehran, Chairman of the Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy in the Iranian parliament Heshmatollah Flaan today called Bishah countries in the region to investigate the circumstances of targeting oil tankers in the Sea of Oman."Western countries should know very well that the region will not be safe without Iran," Peshah said.He called on the Iranian parliament to re-activate security agreements between Iran and the Gulf States, and the adoption of a regional mechanism to protect waterways.He accused the United States of taking measures to strengthen terrorism and create tension. He called on Washington to back down from the sanctions imposed on his country to pave the way for negotiations, stressing that the 60-day deadline does not mean Iran's withdrawal from the nuclear deal.http://rawabetcenter.com/archives/90807