The tanker Stena Vital and one other industrial vessel is accompanied within the Gulf by the Royal Navy frigate HMS Montrose in July. (Picture: U.Ok. Ministry of Defence)
(CNSNews.com) – President Trump mentioned Tuesday the Iranians weren’t seizing U.S. ships within the Strait of Hormuz as a result of few U.S. tankers use the Persian Gulf chokepoint these days – “as a result of we’ve our personal oil and gasoline.”
“Only a few American boats are there,” Trump advised an viewers at a petrochemicals plant in western Pennsylvania.
The Iranians, he mentioned, had been “capturing boats from different nations. They’re not taking our boats.”
“And one of many issues that was introduced up by the media, really – and properly and accurately introduced out – we’ve only a few boats going there anymore as a result of we’ve our personal oil and gasoline,” Trump continued. “We don’t want it from the Center East anymore.”
The Iranian regime’s threats to overseas industrial vessels have prompted the U.S. to name for a coalition of countries to supply safety for his or her flagged ships within the strait. Britain, certainly one of…