[ A map of the Persian Gulf - the green area is Iran, red areas are countries with U.S. bases marked as yellow.
To the North East lies the continent of Asia, and to the South West - the continent of Africa ]
“It’s all about oil,” says CNN
Well, no. I don’t believe that for a second.
I see a much larger game going on here.
But it doesn’t really matter what I believe.
There is a MASSIVE military buildup going on in a the Persian Gulf and,
whatever their reasons may be,
they are going to have their war.
Dangerous game: ‘US almost daring Tehran to strike first’
With sanctions against Iran gradually showing their ineffectiveness, Washington is escalating the situation in the Persian Gulf,
as if encouraging Tehran to attack first, a US politics professor told RT.
Amid pressure mounting on Tehran, a major Indian company, United India Insurance Co.,
has agreed to provide insurance for tankers carrying oil from Iran. Insurances are vital for sea transportation.
Without insurance, tankers are unable to deliver oil from one destination to another.
The decision of an Indian company means a serious blow to the effectiveness of the US sanctions against Iran
in a bid to crank up the pressure over the country’s nuclear activities.
The sanctions target companies accused of breaching a European ban on buying oil from Tehran.
India insures ships importing crude oil from Iran
Ships carrying crude oil from Iran can now get insurance in India. After the intervention by the Indian government,
the state-owned insurers have agreed to provide US$ 50 million for each Indian ship transporting Iranian crude oil to its shores.
US strengthens its military might in the Gulf
The United States has deployed a fleet of robot submarines in the Gulf
to prevent Iran from blocking the strategic Strait of Hormuz with mines in the event of a crisis, officials say.
The “SeaFox” drone “has been deployed in the Fifth fleet AOR,” which includes the Gulf and the Arabian Sea,
a Navy official told AFP news agency on Thursday, confirming information first reported in the Los Angeles Times newspaper.