Despite the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo efforts to encourage Iran to behave like a normal country! Iran keeps the same positions and attitudes.
Indeed, since the 5 + 1 agreement on the Iranian nuclear deal, Iran has continued to destabilize the Middle East, to develop ballistic tests and to be the trigger country for terrorist activities in Europe and middle-east. Iran is still a prisoner of the ideology of defiance and martyrdom of its mullahs.
Iran reacted to recent US sanctions by recalling that it is able to block the Strait of Hormuz through which 30% of world oil and gas exports pass and by deciding not to respect certain clauses of the 5 +1 on the nuclear deal. The latter measure has been deployed by Russia and the European Union and China seems reluctant to maintain its imports of Iranian oil.
The unclaimed sabotage of four oil tankers in the Persian Gulf is a first Iranian warning.
the United States has deployed an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf and two others in the Mediterranean sea in case Iran is tempted to trigger a generalized conflict.
The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) is Iran’s military intervention arm in the Middle East. It has been designated a terrorist entity by the US government.
His ideologue Hassan Abbasi reacted by stating that it is only a matter of time before the White House is turned into a mosque.
Said Qassemi, leader of the Ansar-e Hezbollah group of IRGC leaders, said he has trained radical groups, including Al Qaeda group under cover of the Iranian Red Crescent.
Iran continue to be a major problem in the peace process in the middle east, the Gulf region and the rest of the world.