The Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral John Richardson, claims that there is going to be a “period of uncertainty”, in the Persian Gulf following President Trump’s decision to end the United States participation in the Iran nuclear deal.
Admiral Richardson spoke to reporters after visiting the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush off the coast of Virginia where American and French troops are participating in joint training.
“Richardson said the U.S. Navy had not seen provocative Iranian behavior in the Gulf since Trump’s announcement but was watching closely,” Reuters points out.
Now, the U.S. Navy expects Iran to resume its aggressive behavior in the Persian Gulf.
In June 2015, U.S.-led world powers — the U.K., France, Germany, Russia, and China — reached the controversial Iran nuclear accord, which was supposed restrict Iran’s nuclear operations in exchange for relieving the Islamic Republic of crippling economic sanctions, namely those the United States and the United Nations have imposed.
So what does this mean. Dangerous times.