A top Navy official just released a stunning report about the status of the relationship between America and Iran.
“Vice Admiral Sam Paparo, who commands the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet, said Sunday the U.S. has achieved ‘uneasy deterrence’ with Iran,” report Breitbart News. The news outlet notes that the comments was “a sign that if President Donald Trump leaves office, he will hand a vastly improved situation to his successor.”
The Obama years contained much tension between the two nations:
In January 2016, the last year that President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were in office, Iran seized two U.S. Navy boats and took the sailors aboard prisoner, forcing them to kneel and releasing humiliating photographs to the world.
The incident happened just months after the United Nations Security Council approved the Iran nuclear deal.
However, President Donald Trump withdrew from the Iran deal. Trump’s resulting actions have created what the Vice Admiral calls an “uneasy deterrence” – an upgrade from the previous tension.
“We have achieved an uneasy deterrence,” said the Vice Admiral. “That uneasy deterrence is exacerbated by world events and by events along the way. But I have found Iranian activity at sea to be cautious and circumspect and respectful, to not risk unnecessary miscalculation or escalation at sea.”
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