Jeremy Corbyn has questioned the United Kingdom government whether they have “credible evidence” to prove Iran guilty over the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
UK Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Jeremy Hunt described responsibility “almost certainly” lies with the regime of Iran.
On another hand, Leader of the Labor Party emerged on Twitter suggesting his government to play a considerable role to resolve Tehran crisis, but don’t increase a military escalation.
Thursday blasts the Gulf of Oman made the circumstances more critical, a strategic waterway decisive to global energy supplies. Nevertheless, it has not occurred the first time in the previous few weeks that tankers have been attacked in the region and caused an escalation in tensions between the United States and Iran.
United States military has released video footage that makes us believe that the blasts were carried out by the Islamic Republic in the Middle East, which has been definitely declined by Tehran.
According to the United Kingdom Foreign Office, there is no doubt a branch of the Iranian military, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps targeted the two tankers on 13 June, explaining further that “no other state or non-state actor could plausibly have been responsible”.
Mr. Hunt stated, “These latest attacks build on a pattern of destabilizing Iranian behavior and pose a serious danger to the region,”
Mr. Corbyn took Twitter to raise the question over the issue, although he earlier warned against making “hasty judgments” after Salisbury nerve agent attack came out the previous year, which the government accused the Russian state.
Mr. Corbyn’s point of view has brought some criticism as well as from several his own MPs, while the senior British politician did then believe that the evidence clearly raised finger towards the Russian state.
The United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described Tehran was behind what he claimed as the most recent in a chain of “unprovoked attacks”.
Iran has been experiencing intense pressure towards the US and its allies since it was blamed of oil tanker attacks by the Donald Trump administration.