PressTV-‘US seeking to provoke Iran in Persian Gulf’

The United States is maintaining a large naval presence in the Persian Gulf possibly to provoke Iran in the wake of President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the 2015 international nuclear deal with Tehran, says a political analyst from London.

The US Navy is closely monitoring Iranian forces in the Persian Gulf and expects a “period of uncertainty” and increased level of alertness, according to Admiral John Richardson, chief of US Naval Operations.

“It is a period of uncertainty that we are entering into right, how the whole world will respond to this latest development,” Richardson said Monday.

“(We have to) remain alert, I mean even a little bit more alert than usual to just be open to any kind of response or new development or something like that,” he added.

Speaking to Press TV, writer and journalist Aram Garrie said, “This story is yet another provocative move and an intentional provocative move from the…

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