BBC News: Iranian boats ‘tried to intercept British tanker’

Iranian boats tried to impede a British oil tanker near the Gulf – before being driven off by a Royal Navy ship, the Ministry of Defence has said.

HMS Montrose, a British frigate shadowing the BP-owned tanker, was forced to move between the three boats and the tanker, a spokesman said.

He described the Iranians’ actions as “contrary to international law”.

Iran had threatened to retaliate for the seizure of one of its own tankers, but denied any attempted seizure.

Source: Iranian boats ‘tried to intercept British tanker’ – BBC News

StrategyPage: On Point: Attention Media Hysterics: Iran’s Dictatorship Declared War on America War 40 Years

Since 1979, the year the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and his initially broad coalition toppled Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the revolutionary Islamic Iranian regime Khomeini established has been at war with the United States. My sources include Khomeini and his fanatics who commandeered dictatorial power in 1980 after marginalizing non-Islamists in the anti-Shah coalition. Contemporary sources include the disgustingly corrupt clerics and Revolutionary Guard Corps officers who mastermind regime rackets, graft, oppression, war-making and terror operations.In November 1979, Khomeini’s thugs seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran.

These terrorists held American diplomats and Marines hostage for 444 days.

Source: Austin Bay’s On PointAttention Media Hysterics: Iran’s Dictatorship Declared War on America War 40 Years

Video: The Hezbollah Cover-Up, and Bruce Ohr Connection

Terrorists linked to Iranian-backed Hezbollah were stockpiling bomb-making ingredients, including three tons of ammonium nitrate, in London in 2015 in what was described as a “secret British bomb factory,” the Daily Telegraph reported this week. The 2015 case was kept “hidden from the public” until now.

The Daily Beast: Team Obama Tells Iran: Don’t Escalate, Don’t Take Trump’s Bait

Obama officials have been conducting secret diplomatic meetings with Iran since November of 2016… and that is illegal.

As the Trump administration sent warplanes and an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf, a small group of former Obama administration officials reached out to their contacts in the Iranian government, including Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Their message to Iran: Don’t take Trump’s bait. Stay calm.

Conversations between former Obama officials and Iranian government officials have been ongoing since November 2016. Zarif, who visits the U.S. every year for the U.N. General Assembly in New York, usually meets with lawmakers, think tanks, journalists, and former officials when he is in town.

But the recent round of conversations, which took place over the phone and in person over the last two months, came as lines of communication between the U.S. and Iran, through intermediaries in Europe and elsewhere, deteriorated.

Source: Team Obama Tells Iran: Don’t Escalate, Don’t Take Trump’s Bait

David Harsanyi: How is this not colluding with America’s enemies?

Of course Dianne Feinstein and her cabal of miscreants would be livid if the shoe were on the other foot, but the DNC and the lemmings who support it only care when they can point fingers.

Imagine, for a moment, what the political reaction would be if a leading Republican senator met with an antagonistic foreign power, say Russia, in the midst of high-tension standoff between President Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin?

Such a scenario seems nearly ­inconceivable. Yet, it’s exactly the situation Sen. Dianne Feinstein created when hosting Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif for dinner a few weeks ago.

Politico reported on the meeting, noting that it was “a bit unusual” for a former chair of the Intelligence Committee and a member of the Senate minority to dine out with the acting foreign minister of an adversary of the United States. And by “unusual,” Politico meant completely unprecedented.

Source: How is this not colluding with America’s enemies?