On January 16, 2016, the Barack Obama administration led the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal. The government believed that peace could be attained after the deal was brokered.
The deal would make sure Iran’s nuclear program remains exclusively peaceful. It would also keep Iran at bay from attaining nuclear weapons.
According to Reuters, while Obama’s Iran nuclear deal failed, the relationship between the United States and the regime had gone to miserable extents. On Tuesday, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard harassed U.S. warship near the Strait of Hormuz.
It was reported that Iran has been regularly taking American hostages. These happened as Washington remains immensely concerned about Iran’s stance within the Gulf and the Syrian Civil War.
A U.S. official said on Wednesday that two of the Iranian vessels came within 300 yards of the USS Nitze. The spokesperson said that the two vessels harassed the U.S. destroyer by administering a high-speed intercept and “closing within a short distance of Nitze” despite repeated warnings.
Being doubtful of U.S. military activity near Iran’s borders, the Islamic Republic’s praetorian guard is sticking to a familiar stance in the Gulf. Iran’s attitude predates last year’s nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, including the United States.
According to Military.com, on Wednesday, the Cyclone-class Navy coastal patrol ship Squall fired three warning shots to stop the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s fast-attack boats from approaching. Pentagon reported on Thursday that tension increased over rights of way in the Persian Gulf.
A second event occurred when a small Iranian craft harassed guided-missile destroyer Stout and second Cyclone-class patrol ship Tempest on Wednesday. However, the U.S. warships did not give out any warning, according to the Pentagon Press Secretary, Peter Cook.
With the failure of the Iran nuclear deal and the increased aggressive stance implemented by Iran, it is now unclear whether the Iranian regime is provoking war against America.