Germany Warns Another Gulf War Has Not Been ‘Ruled Out’ As Officials Blame Iran For Tanker Attack

A US Navy explosives expert is now saying that the evidence collected from last week’s attack on two oil tankers, “bears a striking resemblance” to weapons used by Iran.
Cmdr. Sean Kido said the attack on the Kokuka Courageous was “a result of limpet mines. The limpet mine that was used does bear a striking resemblance to that which has been publicly displayed in the Iranian military parades.”
He also claimed that investigators have recovered fingerprints and hand prints from the side of the vessel. And they plan to use their findings to build a criminal case against the suspects in the attack.
In addition to denying any involvement in the attack, Iran is now saying that it will not move from its set deadline to begin to withdraw from the JCPOA—and it will move forward with threats to breach the terms of the nuclear deal, if Europe does not step in to protect Iran from US sanctions by July 8.
European officials have attempted to calm tensions in this conflict, and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas was seen meeting with officials in Iran last week. He then met with his French counterpart in Paris on Wednesday, where he warned that the risk of another Gulf war has not been ruled out.
The situation is serious, the risk of a war in the Gulf is not ruled out, and everything must be done to make sure we won’t reach that point. That’s why we are speaking to all parties,” Maas said.
Meanwhile, the United States’ closest ally in the region, Israel, is holding its largest military drill in years this week, which includes its first deployment of F-35 stealth fighter jets. The war-simulating exercise is made up of thousands of troops, at a time when Israeli officials continue to warn about attacks from Iranian proxy groups.
Kicking off his 2020 re-election campaign on Tuesday, President Trump boasted the fact that he removed the US from the Iran nuclear deal, but he also said the Middle East is on a path to peace—despite ongoing tensions.
And imposed the toughest ever sanctions on the world’s number one state sponsor of terrorism. We’re charting a path to stability and peace in the Middle East, because great nations do not want to fight endless wars,” Trump said.
As officials in both the US and Europe warn about the possibility of war with Iran, it remains to be seen what the next step will be, and if this conflict will come to breaking point, as the US deploys more troops to the Middle East. 
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Rachel Blevins is a journalist who aspires to break the left/right paradigm in media and politics by pursuing truth and questioning existing narratives.

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