Here’s the Background Story:
Every world leader is on edge right now thanks to the volatile events taking place in and around Iran. Trump and Iran have traded diplomatic blows for weeks over the recent attack on two oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz. Will Iran play ball with the US, or will these incidents escalate into an all-out conflict?
Here Are the Contributing Factors:
Iran denies any responsibility for attacks on the oil tankers, but US intelligence believes that all signs point to Iranian military as the acting party. Evidence includes blurry black and white footage of the Iranian navy removing an unexploded mine from the side one ship. Many points of evidence remain ambiguous, so we can only infer what truly happened to the oil freighters.
Then, Iran shot down an unmanned US surveillance drone over Iranian airspace. Trump nearly launched a decisive strike against the country until he was informed of the estimated 150 civilian casualties it would cause. He pulled back minutes before, imposed sanctions on Iran and said he was still open to negotiations if they still want to talk.
Since then, Iranian officials have bashed the president and his administration for being short-sighted an “mentally retarded.” They have yet to commit any acts of aggression, but they’re clearly unhappy with Trump’s actions. Tensions are still extremely high and it’s unclear what Iran’s next move will be.
This Is What Other People Think:
Poll: Will Iran Play Ball With the US?
33% Voted Yes
67% Voted No
What Do You Think?
Is Iran going to come to their senses and open up a peaceful dialogue? The US has given them plenty of opportunities thus far and we’re still waiting for a response.
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