USS Harry Truman and accompanying strike ships are heading toward the Persian Gulf
US and Israeli Ships Heading Toward the Persian GulfThe move might be in connection to US self-inflicted embargo against Iran aimed at inspecting Iran bound ships for suspected goods related to the country’s nuclear program.
Tehran, June 20, 2010 (Hamsayeh.Net) – There have been reports of more than a dozen US and Israeli warships passing through the Suez Canal on Friday and they are supposedly heading towards the Persian Gulf. The move might be in connection to US self-inflicted embargo against Iran aimed at inspecting Iran bound ships for suspected goods related to the country’s nuclear program.
Early this month a so-called UNSC resolution sought to impose sanction on Iran unless Tehran agreed to halt enrichments domestically. Tehran rejected the resolution saying it’s unjustified and promised to further speed up its already advanced nuclear program.
Reportedly the USS Harry Truman along with 12 other accompanying ships including at least one Israeli vessel passed through the Suez Canal as the Egyptian army made extra security measures for their safe passage. Thousands of Egyptian army troops lined up along both sides of the Suez Canal on the Red Sea coast to protect the flotilla. USS Harry Truman and its strike group carry 60 warplanes and 6000 troops.
Iran has promised to retaliate in kind if shipping lanes were to be disturbed in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman. Analysts warn the US bullying postures against Iran and an eventual military confrontation would lead to the start of Third World War.