- 14th June 2019
- Posted by: Hakeem
- Categories: FOREX MARKET ANALYSIS, POLITICS, TRADE
- The U.S. conclusion that Iran orchestrated attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman aligns with the view among several analysts.
- Despite the Trump administration’s vow to respond to Iran with “unrelenting force,” analysts believe war remains unlikely.
- Yet some analysts say the Trump administration’s hard-line approach is making it more difficult to deescalate the situation.
The view among some Middle East watchers aligns with the conclusion presented by the Trump administration, which on Thursdayblamed Iran for the suspected strikes.
“This assessment is based on intelligence, the weapons used, the level of expertise needed to execute the operation, recent similar Iranian attacks on shipping and the fact that no proxy group operating in the area has the resources and proficiency to act with such a high degree of sophistication,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday.
The determination marks the latest escalation between the Iranian leadership in Tehran and the Trump administration, which has sanctioned Iran and vowed to respond to attacks against U.S. interests and allies with “unrelenting force.”
Despite those vows, few analysts think Thursday’s incidents put the U.S. and Iran on a glide path to war — though some warn the adversaries could find themselves hurtling toward conflict.