During a meeting of foreign ministers for the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on Thursday, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Assaf called on Muslim nations to “confront” vessel attacks off the UAE coast that the United States has blamed on Iran with “all means of force and firmness”.

The minister said the alleged sabotage of ships and a recent drone attack on a Saudi oil pipeline require “more efforts to counter the terrorist acts of extremist and terrorist groups”.

Saudi Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz has claimed in a tweet that the drone strike was “ordered by the regime in Tehran, and carried out by the Houthis”, but Iran has denied its involvement.

Al-Assaf’s call to action comes just a day after US National Security Advisor John Bolton said that “it is clear” that those attacks on four oil tankers in Fujairah earlier this month were “naval mines almost certainly from Iran”.

Bolton then continued by saying that additional US troops in the Middle East had been sent to “act as a deterrent”.

“The point is to make it very clear to Iran and its surrogates that these kinds of actions risk a very strong response from the United States”.

Reacting to Bolton’s accusations, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi dismissed them as “ridiculous”.

“But, Mr. Bolton and other warmongers need to know that the strategic patience, high vigilance and full defense readiness of the Islamic Republic of Iran, which emanates from the strong resolve of its great nation, will not let them fulfill their ominous schemes to create chaos in the region”, Mousavi said.

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In a parallel development, US President Donald Trump has confirmed Washington’s intention to beef up the country’s military presence in the Middle East and that the Pentagon will deploy 1,500 more troops in addition to the aircraft carrier strike group, Patriot missiles, B-52 bombers, and F-15 fighters already dispatched.

In the wake of his announcement, Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif described the deployment of US military reinforcements to the Middle East as a “threat” to international peace, per the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

“The increase of the American presence in our region is very dangerous and constitutes a threat to international peace and security that must be faced”.

As tensions with the US soar, Zarif has signaled Iran’s readiness to clinch a non-aggression pact with its immediate neighbors in the Persian Gulf.

A few days later, the country’s ambassador to France, Bahram Qassemi, told a French parliamentary conference that it was important for all nations in the region to take steps towards a more stable Middle East and blasted some countries for their reluctance to heed “Iran’s call to reduce tensions and take efforts to consolidate peace and stability in the region”.

On 12 May, four oil tankers — two Saudi, two others alleged to belong to Norway and the UAE — were targeted in what Abu Dhabi described as “acts of sabotage” near Fujairah.

Shortly after, several unnamed US officials told AP that “Iranian or Iranian-backed proxies” are believed to be responsible for the incident, but Tehran has denied any involvement and urged for an investigation, cautioning against any “conspiracy orchestrated by ill-wishers”.

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Source: Sputnik

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Muslim countries will be dumb and fool who will listen to Saudi who is talking the languge and lies of the Zionist US criminal Regime . Muslim country should
follow their own intelligence and direct friendship talk with Iran and ressitance . which is the only way to save the diginity of islam and muslim and take back all occupied land from zionistwhbahi terriost

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Even Iranians have enough of Islam that made them poor and made Khamenei’s personal wealth abut $95 billions…
Hey, welcome to 21th century!
A good advice : participate combats : the Zoroastrian Iran will soon be back and you’re neither needed nor wished. Iranians are fed up with the religion of the insane Bedouin! They know that their enemy is neither the Israelis, nor the Yankees, the enemy of Iran is the Khamenei mafia which soon will swing under Tehran’s street lights with long overdue nooses around their necks.

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You know, when a book pretends being the word of some omniscient “god” and considers that, in a foetus, bones form before the flesh while it’s the contrary, or that the waters from a river don’t mix with the sea’s salted water, or that the Earth is flat, either this god has caught the Alzheimer syndrome or the book has actually been written by a human with serious lacks of scientific knowledges, e.g. a schizophrenic Bedouin from the 7th century… BTW, Greeks knew Earth was a sphere about 1,000 years before 😉

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zio wahabeasts planned it all along with the ameritard govt – clear as many infinite days in future perm for these lucifer’s slaves

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Hey, you know this symbols are common in your bigotry : But you ignore their meaning! Let me do my Robert Langdon : 1.) The Moon crescent is for Hubal, the Moon-God, AKA Ba’al, Ba’al Zebûb or Beelzebub… 2.) The star is the morning star, AKA the planet Venus, the one that brings the light since you see it just before the dawn… In Latin, light is said “lux”, to bring s said “fer”… With Latin grammar, the “bringer of light” is said… LUXI FER = LUCIFER!!!! The 17th-century exorcist Sebastien Michaelis, in his Admirable History (1612), placed Beelzebub among… Read more »

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Wrong, Angola essentially banned Islam if I recall

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