Iran's security body said a U.S. announcement of sending a carrier strike group and bombers to the Middle East to send a message to Tehran amounted to "psychological warfare", the semi-official Tasnim news agency said on Tuesday.U.S.
A spokesperson for Iran's national security body said John Bolton's announcement was "mostly meant to draw attention to himself."Newsweek
An energy security crisis appears to have convinced China’s leadership to resist American efforts to curtail�Iran's oil cash flow.��www.americanthinker.com
President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday Iran must counter U.S. sanctions by continuing to export its oil as well as boosting non-oil exports.U.S.
The Trump administration is laying the groundwork for major military action against Iran, but it may have a hard time rallying domestic and international support.www.nytimes.com
The U.S. is continuing to dispatch forces to the Middle East as the rhetoric with Iran escalates. In addition to the naval carrier group announced on Saturday, four B-52 bombers are expected in the region this week. Meanwhile, Iran says the U.S. only has itself to blame for its fear of attack.Forbes
U.S. officials believe Iran encouraged Houthi militants or Iraq-based Shi'ite militias to carry out Sunday's attacks on four tankers near the Strait of Hormuz, two U.S. government sources said on Wednesday.IN