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The Arab News editorial, published in English, said it's "clear that (U.S.) sanctions are not sending the right message" and that "they must be hit hard", without elaborating on what specific targets should be struck. They need to be shown that the circumstances are now different.
"The latter has a direct, if temporary, impact on the economies of China and Western Europe, and Iran likely believes this will compel them to pressure the U.S.to make concessions to avoid future such attacks".
Arab News is owned and managed by members of the Saudi royal family, and is considered a government-aligned publication.
As Washington and Tehran spar over sanctions and United States military presence, the UAE is balancing curtailing Iran with protecting its economic interests. "We are very anxious about the risk of a conflict happening by accident, with an escalation that is unintended really on either side", British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said as he arrived at a meeting in Brussels with his French and German counterparts and the European Union foreign policy chief two days ago.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif previously said: "Iran does not seek tension in the region, but Tehran will defend its rights powerfully".
Today, the Gulf region is witnessing a serious United States military build-up and mobilization that is being read, by many, as a stern warning to the Iranian leadership, with the intention of forcing it to curtail its regional ambitions.
"In the view of many Emirati officials, the threat from Iran is serious and enduring".
Iran is now passing on that naval expertise to allied military forces, officials and observers say.
'There is no doubt in my mind that under the circumstances, a partial ordered departure (from the embassy) is a reasonable thing to do'.
Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Tuesday insisted the showdown with the United States was a mere test of resolve.
'This face-off is not military because there is not going to be any war.
The response of the government is couched with the warning against what it calls "adventurism by foreigners and conspiracy orchestrated by ill-wishers". Moreover, such an attitude was not limited to the Obama administration that was extremely keen on normalizing relations with Tehran, but it was shared by the Israeli leadership which may have expected great benefits from Iran's escalation, as well as sowing the seeds of sectarian and ethnic conflict throughout the Arab world.
After the arrival of a large number of American offensive weaponry and equipment in the Persian Gulf region, everyone is wondering: is this a preventive measure, act of intimidation or preparation for a real strike against Iran? Gen. Chris Ghika's comments exposed worldwide skepticism over the USA military buildup. Pompeo did the same thing when he was a congressman, and now they are occupying important positions in the USA government and we have the fear that they may implement what they'd called for.
4- Washington does not mind that the Tehran regime remains in power if it is willing to negotiate and co-exist under certain conditions; which means that it still refuses to link the expansionism of Iran to the "chemistry" of its regime.
The DNK report said the attacks had been carried out between six and 10 nautical miles off Fujairah, which lies close to the Strait of Hormuz.