Iran may unleash terror attacks on West amid tanker row, US General says

Iran could unleash terror attacks on the West as tanker row escalates, US General warns

13.7.2019

Iran could unleash terror attacks on the West as tanker row escalates, US General warns

IRAN could unleash a “new wave of terror attacks” on the West as the tanker row escalates in the Gulf, a US General has warned. US General James T. Conway, who led the US Marines Corps during the I…

US General James T. Conway, who led the US Marines Corps during the Iraq War, said Iran could rally its regional proxy groups to carry out strikes.

Despite the heightening tanker row, General Conway believe there is “little chance” of a full-scale war between the US and Iran.

“My immediate concern is just that - a new wave of Iranian-supported terrorist attacks on civilians and an attempt to disrupt global oil supply.

From Lebanon and Syria to Iraq, Yemen, and the Gaza Strip, Tehran has significantly expanded its footprint over the past decade.

Iran has used such groups in the past to strike its regional foes and could mobilise them against the West as tensions continue to rise.

The Royal Navy has sent a destroyer to the Gulf days after a British frigate chased off Iranian troops as they tried to storm a BP oil tanker.

After quickly training its 30mm deck guns on the enemy boats, deploying its Wildcat helicopter and issuing a radio warning, the Iranian boats scarpered.

News of the deployment comes as Iran warned Britain "is playing a dangerous game" over the seizure of an oil tanker in Gibraltar.

In fresh threats, Iran's Foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi told state news agency IRNA: "This is a dangerous game and we advise them not get involved in this game under America's influence."

The British Heritage oil tanker, pictured, was travelling through the Strait of Hormuz on Wednesday when it was approached by Iranian military boats, according to US officials

Iran's President Rouhani had vowed 'consequences' for Britain's dramatic seizure of an Iranian tanker bound for Syria

The Islamic Republic had earlier been blamed for a series of devastating sea mine attacks on US-linked oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz.

Tehran has now started exceeding the limit for uranium enrichment - a key material needed to make nukes - set in the 2015 nuclear deal.

SunOnline takes a look at the regional proxy groups Iran could mobilise:

In a paper for the Brookings Institute earlier this year, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Jeffrey Feltman described the group as revolutionary Iran’s “most successful export” and Tehran’s “multi-purpose tool.”

Six years later, it battled Israel to a bloody stalemate in a month-long war.

At home, the group’s power exceeds that of the Lebanese armed forces, and along with its allies has more power than ever in the parliament and government.

A Saudi-led coalition entered the conflict on the side of the government the following year.

Qassem Soleimani, the leader of Iran’s elite Quds Force and the architect of Tehran’s regional strategy.

U.S. forces and the PMF fought side-by-side against Islamic State militants after Iraq’s parliament invited the U.S. back into the country in 2014.

Iran has long supported Palestinian militant groups, including Gaza’s Hamas rulers and particularly the smaller Islamic Jihad group.

Tehran is said to have continued its military support to Hamas’ armed wing, but the group appears to get most of its aid from Qatar, making it less likely that it would rally to Tehran’s side in a regional conflict.

Read more: The Sun

Well it's what the Middle Eastern country's do best isn't it ? Sneak up and murder innocent people. and what have we been letting into the county Iranians SEND EVERY SINGLE ONE BACK TO WHERE THEY CAME FROM Qatar and Saudi are attacking the UK right now through AfPak proxies and recent Somali/Syrian/Turkish proxies also. Evidence does not lie. Reality: Mohammedism is a Spectral Disorder 🌈 🌈Unhelpful BeliefAvoided Personality DisorderPsychopathy🌈 (TaqiyyaDhimmitudeJihad)

hyr çin in öyle bi gücü yok bi süre TheEconomist yol kesecektir yavaşlamaya gidiyr durum değişti 😂😂😂 Too funny how the people that run the World and need these wars for profit are now aware that most people won’t accept their false flag attacks so now they’re trying to prep people to think that Iran will have OTHER people unleash terror 😂

Irani Government is doing oppression on their own people . It will be great humanity if United States & allies liberate irani people from it . That's ok no worries The mps and police will grab 1st Iranian they see take photos all smiles tell the public no problem dont look back in anger All is good & forgotten about

🔴 Breaking Islamic*State Sham Wilayah - Barakah 📰 | PKK Murtaddin،Killed and Injured with 3 Motorcycle Bombs_in Hasakah City harvestday ؛ Nadal Who was the guy that gave Iran a C-130 filled with Cash?

Shock as enemy officials claim to know the man REALLY running US war gameRepresentative Mac Thornberry says that Iran is 'following the North Korea playbook' and warns that if they attack US troops, then military action is 'absolutely' necessary.

Boris Johnson denies throwing former UK ambassador to the US 'under a bus'The Tory leadership front runner says he is a great supporter of Sir Kim Darrach and had worked well with him for many years. What is it with Boris and buses? .....If he wasn't such a fat lazy c*nt, I'd expect him to be run over by one before the weekend... Well, London tour bus...double decker A leak takes place (which rarely does) against realDonaldTrump by the Ambassador knowing a reaction will follow! Then go after a friend of his who is running for PM just before the election !What a pathetic plot which could have lost the only friend of UK.

Opinion: The treatment of Kim Darroch has embroiled us in the maddest thriller of allDuring an hour in front of the Foreign Affairs Committee Sir Simon McDonald, the UK’s most senior diplomat, made clear that the trust lost during the spat will not easily be regained tompeck SH. tompeck ETTD BirgittaHeiller tompeck It’s going to make an interesting film!

Iranian boats 'attempt to intercept' British oil tanker in Strait of HormuzRoyal Navy frigate issues 'verbal warnings' to Iranian vessels, forcing them to back off 'Say US officials'. Famous last words before we go in. Why do I not believe these reports? Bet they didn’t

Iranian boats ‘try to seize British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz’, say US officialsIncident follows warning from Tehran that UK would face ‘repercussions’ for detaining Iranian ship in Gibraltar Sure they did That's Terrible... Gone after 1 warning?

Royal row: How US ambassador attacked Prince Andrew's 'neuralgic patriotism'PRINCE ANDREW was accused of “neuralgic patriotism” by the US ambassador to Kyrgyzstan after allegedly making inflammatory comments during a meeting, leaked documents revealed.

Write Comment

Thank you for your comment.
Please try again later.

Latest News

News

13 July 2019, Saturday News

Previous news

Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton are going to Wimbledon together after all

Next news

Here's Your First Glimpse At Lady Gaga's Haus Laboratories Make-Up Products