Published on February 14, 2017 by David Rider · No Comments
Could US policy impact the merchant fleet?
Maritime implications of Trump’s threats against Iran
Last week, US President Donald Trump’s administration all but declared pending military action against Iran to push the Islamic Republic out of Arab lands. Trump, [former] National Security Council Advisor Michael Flynn and US Defense Secretary James Mattis are not going to tolerate Iranian harassment at sea any more. The suicide boat attack against a Saudi frigate off the coast of Yemen was the last straw for the new administration.
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