US, UK to protect shipping through Strait of Hormuz

US, UK to protect shipping through Strait of Hormuz


ASHLEY: AWE NIGHTING AGAINST A COMMON ENEMY, SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO IS REITERATING WASHINGTON’S RESOLVE TO PROTECT SHIPPING IN THE STRAIT OF HORMUZ AND PARTNERING WITH BRITISH NAVAL FORCES. THE WHITE HOUSE IS ALSO SAYING PRESSURE CAMPAIGN IS WEAKENING IRAN’S REGIME. RICH EDSON IS LIVE IN WASHINGTON. RICH. REPORTER: IRAN SEIZED ANOTHER TANKER IN THE STRAIT OF HORMUZ OVER THE WEEKEND. THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT, ANNOUNCED THE BRITISH AND THE U.S. NAVY WILL WORK TOGETHER IN THE STRAIT OF HORMUZ TO TRY TO PROTECT SHIPPING. THE NEW BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY DOMINIC RAAB HAD HIS FIRST MEETING IN WASHINGTON. HE MET WITH SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO AND THEY WERE FOCUSING ON SECURING STRAIT.>>I WANT TO THANK BRITAIN AND YOUR DECISION TO PROTECT THE STRAIGHT OF HORMUZ AND FREEDOM OF NAVIGATION. YOU HAVE CENTURIES OF MARITIME EXPERTISE UNDER YOUR BELT. YOU UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF PROTECTING INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING FROM UNPROVOKED ATTACKS. THIS IS A VICTORY FOR MEANINGFUL EFFECTS TIFF, MULTILATERALISM. REPORTER: IN IRAN, PRESIDENT ROUHANI IS RERATING THE DEMAND THAT U.S. DROP SANCTIONS AND ADMINISTRATION REFUSE, CONTINUING WHAT IT CALLS THE MAXIMUM PRESSURE CAMPAIGN AGAINST IRAN’S TOP EXPORTS, ES ESPECIALLY ITS OIL. LAST YEAR THE U.S. WITH DREW FROM THE IRAN NUCLEAR AGREEMENT. THEY SAID PEACE WITH IRAN IS THE MOTHER OF ALL PEACE AND WAR WITH IRAN AND WAR WITH IRAN IS THE MOTHER OF ALL WARS. THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OFFERED TO NEGOTIATE WITH THE IRANIAN GOVERNMENT, YET IRAN THUS FAR REFUSED WITHOUT THE U.S. DROPPING THOSE SANCTIONS. BACK TO YOU. ASHLEY: SO IT GOES. RICH EDSON, THANKS, RICH, VERY MUCH. MELISSA: HERE IS MICHAEL O’HANLON FROM THE BROOKINGS INSTITUTION. WHAT DID YOU MAKE OF THE MEETING TODAY?>>I THINK IT WAS A GOOD, STRONG MEETING. IT WILL BE A TOUGH SITUATION, I THINK SECRETARY POMPEO IS CORRECT THAT IRAN’S ECONOMY IS HURTING BADLY BUT IT DOESN’T MEAN IRAN IS CLOSE TO CRYING UNCLE. THE ONLY WAY I THINK TO HAVE A CHANCE IS MAINTAIN A STRONG INTERNATIONAL COALITION, SO IRAN DOESN’T THINK IT CAN PICK OFF SOME COUNTRIES, ONES MOSTLY IN THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL AS YOU REPORTED A MINUTE AGO, GET THOSE COUNTRIES HELP NURSE ITS ECONOMY THROUGH IT TOUGH PERIOD OF AMERICAN PRESSURE. SO TO THE EXTENT WE HAVE A LARGER COALITION ACTING RESOLUTELY IN THE NAVAL SECURITY REALM, SANCTIONS ENFORCEMENT REALM, IT PUTS PRESSURE ON IRAN THAT IS OUR BEST HOPE FOR THE TRUMP-POMPEO STRATEGY TO WORK. MELISSA: IN TERMS OF THE NAVAL COALITION. SO FAR IT IS JUST THESE TWO GUYS, US AND THEM.>>RIGHT. BUT THEY PROBABLY THE MORE CRUCIAL COALITION IS THE ECONOMIC COALITION AND THE INTERESTING THING HERE IS, AS YOU’RE AWARE, EVEN THOUGH A LOT OF GOVERNMENTS DON’T LIKE PRESIDENT TRUMP’S STRATEGY HERE, WE STILL HAVE LEVERAGE BECAUSE OF COURSE THE COMPANIES, GERMANY, FRANCE, BRITAIN, WHEREVER, THEY WANT TO DO BUSINESS WITH THE UNITED STATES MORE THAN WITH IRAN. WE’RE NOT GIVING THEM THE CHOICE TO DO BUSINESS WITH BOTH. YOU’RE SEEING QUITE A STRONG COALITION ON THE ECONOMIC FRONT. SOME LIMITED COOPERATION ON THE MILITARY FRONT. WE’LL SEE IF THAT’S ENOUGH. MELISSA: AT THE SAME TIME IRAN HASN’T GIVEN BACK THE SHIPS IT SEIZED, RIGHT?>>RIGHT. ALTHOUGH I THINK IRAN’S TACTICS ARE CAUSING LESS EFFECT ON THE GLOBAL OIL MARKET IRAN HOPED OR EXPECTED. THEREFORE WE HAVE TO WONDER, WILL IRAN SIMPLY REALIZE IT DOESN’T HAVE A GOOD PLAY HERE? OR WILL IT ESCALATE. MELISSA: YEAH.>>YOU WOULD THINK HOLDING ON TO SOME SHIPS, DAMAGING A HALF DOZEN, THAT WOULD BE ENOUGH TO DRIVE OIL PRICES UP BY MORE THAN A FEW PENNIES OR A COUPLE BUCKS BUT SO FAR IT HASN’T. MELISSA: WHAT DO YOU THINK IRAN DOES NEXT? WHAT WOULD BE THE NEXT STEP OF ESCALATION?>>OVER THE YEARS THEY HAVE KILLED A LOT OF AMERICANS. THEY HAVE ATTACKED AS YOU’RE WELL AWARE MARINES IN LEBANON, AMERICAN FORCES IN IRAQ. I DON’T KNOW THAT THEY WANT TO GO DOWN THAT ROUTE NOW BECAUSE PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN PRETTY CLEAR, SO HAS HIS ADMINISTRATION WHAT WE WOULD DO BY WAY OF RETALIATION. IRAN FOREGOES ANY HOPE OF A MORAL HIGH GROUND. BUT THAT HISTORICALLY THE BEEN THE KIND OF THING THEY’RE WILLING TO DO. THAT CERTAINLY HAS TO BE A FEAR IN THIS SITUATION. IRAN COULD TRY TO PLAY FOR TIME. HOPE AFTER THE 2020 ELECTIONS IN THE UNITED STATES, EITHER A DEMOCRAT OR REELECTED PRESIDENT TRUMP WOULD BE MORE FLEXIBLE BUT, YOU KNOW THAT IS A LONG SHOT AND THAT IS QUITE AWAYS AWAY. MELISSA: BEFORE YOU GO, I WANT TO GET YOUR REACTION TO THIS ONE. NORTH KOREAN HACKERS ARE STEALING CRYPTOCURRENCY TO FUND ITS NUCLEAR PROGRAM. THIS ACCORDING TO A SECRET U.N. REPORT OBTAINED BY REUTERS. I DON’T KNOW HOW SECRET THAT MAKES IT. THEY EARNED $2 BILLION LAUNCHING CYBERATTACKS TO STEAL FROM BANKS AND CRYPTOCURRENCY EXCHANGES AROUND THE WORLD. WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THIS? DO YOU BELIEVE IT? WHY DO WE KNOW ABOUT IT? IS IT A BIG DEAL?>>WELL, THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT NORTH KOREA KEEPS ITS ECONOMY AFLOAT WITH THIS KIND OF ACTIVITY. THIS PARTICULAR CASE YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT, I DON’T KNOW ENOUGH OF THE DETAILS IF IT SOUNDS CREDIBLE. THAT IS GOOD AMOUNT OF MONEY. THEY ARE GOOD AT COUNTERFEITING, BANK THEFT, ILLICIT DRUG SALES. THAT IS HOW THEY KEEP THE ECONOMY AFLOAT WHEN U.S. HAS CUT OFF 90% OF THEIR TRADE OR 60, TO 70% LAST COUPLE YEARS. I BELIEVE THEY WOULD TRY TO DO THIS. I CERTAINLY BELIEVE THEY WOULD

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  1. UK should only provide security to the UK and commonwealth countries. Commonwealth countries with the means should also provide some assistance. The US should only provide security to US and US dependencies plus countries too small to have any security apparatus.

  2. Here is but another crisis created by Trump because he is petty and vindictive. And so we suffer for his individual needs.

  3. The only source of TRUTH and REAL NEWS by people from all over the world is the TWITTER of TRUMP. Simply because…the DICTATORSHIP of the FAKE NEWS MEDIA APPARATUS is constantly spreading LIES and reporting non-stop FAKE NEWS 24/7 to ALTER and INDOCTRINATE the MINDS of the people to eventually ENSLAVE humanity using the most potent and lethal weapons at their disposal…the FREEDOM of the PRESS. As per the latest TWEET coming from the President of the RICHEST country in the world and the Commander in Chief of the most POWERFUL armed forces in the Universe Donald J Trump…
    the nincompoop and incurable MORON MACRON of France who is so STUPID that he marry the playmate of his grandmother(so
    that he will have a wife and a grandmother at the same time…
    to share his bed)…is not representing him or the United States in any shape or form with his under the table dealing with IRAN. The 3M…(MERKEL…MAY…
    and MACRON) who were the biggest POLITICAL PUPPETS of the multi billionaire syndicate who owned the EUROPEAN UNION CARTEL…were causing more MAYHEM in the ECONOMY of EUROPE more than ever. Just look at the EUROS that is becoming more and more a MICKEY MOUSE money compared to the MIGHTY US DOLLARS and the MIGHTY ENGLISH POUNDS. This VILLAGE IDIOT named MACRON is acting like he is the new emperor of the world…when in fact…he cannot even STOP the weekly protest of the YELLOW VESTED TAXPAYERS from FRANCE who despised him and wants him out of the Presidential Palace together with his wife who is older than METHUSELAH. Come on…this guy MACRON is a phony and a joke. To even compare himself with TRUMP in stature is a grand travesty. Simply because…
    TRUMP is an ALPHA MALE multi billionaire playboy who married women younger than him. So…if
    MACRON had read the TWEET of TRUMP…he better STOP dealing with IRAN on behalf of the US because that is UNETHICAL and
    DIPLOMATICALLY INCORRECT.
    Perhaps…TRUMP is thinking that KIM of NORTH KOREA is more decent than MACRON because…KIM is always CORDIAL in front of other world leaders like TRUMP…PUTIN…XI and MOON of SOUTH KOREA. Yes…KIM don't do things to PLEASE the DICTATORSHIP of the FAKE NEWS MEDIA APPARATUS like MACRON…KIM do things to PLEASE his people and his country. TRUMP knew that and he respected KIM for not acceding to the whim of the DICTATORSHIP of the FAKE NEWS MEDIA APPARATUS…because TRUMP is also not acceding to the FAKE NEWS MEDIA. And like TRUMP…KIM married a young and beautiful woman. Therefore…KIM is also an ALPHA MALE…and MACRON the VILLAGE IDIOT don't belong to that LEAGUE.

  4. $700 billions of military spending and America still needs help from other countries to take on Iran ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚America looking more foolish every single day.

  5. convoy the tankers 3 or 4 at a time and just sink any ship that breaches the safety zone around them piracy on the high seas and all that

  6. I wonder what Sadam Hussain thinks about Irans quote of war with iran will be the mother of all battles?….Oh yeah….he doesn't!

  7. Come visit me Trump and your best fan. I'm also into it with everything going on and I can speak well I'm 100% disabled veteran who loves his family also love you and your family You're doing great job keep it up

  8. Oil tanker flying the British flag is seized by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz. UK Foreign Secretary asks for help from our friends and allies in the EU? To date no one has stepped forward, friends and
    allies, maybe just acquaintances.

    Another good reason for the UK to rid themselves of the EU.

  9. TRUMP WINS IN 2020..IN 2024 PENCE WINS THE U.S. PRESIDENCY.
    CHECK OUT UK MILITARY ALL HIGH TECH..A FORMIDABLE FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH.

  10. The us might not reach its total goal if if thereโ€™s war but surely they will put a world of hurt on you in the process?

  11. "Protect shipping" ? Shipping is just fine through the hormouz. Only US and UK need "protection" all others have no problem. Lol

  12. The time has come. The next Iranian provocation will be met with a show of substantial force. No two ways about that.

  13. There are a few aspects. In purely military terms, it's impossible to defeat Iran. It has a huge amount of territory. The Americans won't have enough forces to deploy there. The logistics are crazy, it's impossible for the Americans. So, there's no opportunity to conduct a war against Iran and win it. And the Pentagon knows that better than anyone. And they warned and said it. To advance by a few miles in small, miserable Kuwait,

  14. We don't need to fight Iran. Economy means little to a man with faith. They are some of the most faithful people on earth and ideals are difficult to defeat. Time to sit down and figure out a way to work out peace between the nations of the world instead of trying to impose our views on everyone. We have little to no faith of our own to build on, we can't agree on anything as a nation and our people have little to no pride they kneel at the sight of the flag. Disgraceful. We have become like Sodom and Gomorrah and no nation can stand like this history has proven this time and time again.

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  16. America in war helping Saddam with chemical bombs killed many people from Iran ,Iraq You people really a most shame for what you saying. Everything lies and lies

  17. Pompeo try to lobbying Australia.
    To protect the smuggling of petrol to terrorist. No chance well done Australia

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  19. Well Russia announced they will join the fray and China will probably follow suit. Can't have The American and British "Buccaneers" rule the oil highway roost. Where is captain Jack Sparrow when we need him? To upset the apple cart of the game of world domination.

  20. Iโ€™ll keep posting comments even though YouTube shadowbanned me. Goggle is a tyrannical company and deserves to go bankrupt.

  21. ummm… THERE HAS ALWAYS BEEN SECURITY IN THE STRAIT OF HORMUZ… nothing new… headline should read "continued"

  22. And there is Putin again supporting the terror of slavery, communism visiting Islam, N Korea, China, and the tyrannical Meduro in Venezuela…1:27 Yet the idiot Democrats are still attempting to tie Trump to the communist dictator Putin.

  23. Damnit no more expensive proxy conflicts can the USA just keep our big fat pelvis out of the legs of the world, save the money for building public housing shelters with mental health and physiologic health facilities built in, to clean up the homeless population of our American brother and sister, who should not have ever had to live in the uncompassionate condition that they do, it's a national disgrace.

  24. If they do defeat Irans regime I hope they can then team up with them and do something about the Iranian government.

  25. Iran was on their heels due to sanctions when B.H.O. lifted those sanctions and gave them tons of cash. SHAME ON HIM. Now the Trump administration is having to recover from another Obama/Biden foreign policy screw up!

  26. Bernie Sanders and Medicare for All in 2020. Before the UK joins Iran in ensuring stability in the Middle East (because Trump just can't do that).

  27. Guess Iran and Pakistan should protect shipping through Boston harbor or Chinese should stop their annual war games near the Golden Gate Bridge …..

  28. If Iran starts war with the US I would put all my doubts aside for joining the Marines and join the next hour. I already want to join and have some legal stuff I need to clear up first. But Iโ€™m not standing-by while another terrorist group tries to make an uprising.

  29. Anything to keep the rich from paying their own way.
    ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Valero, and Marathon, combined, they earned more than $80 billion in 2007 profits. BP alone earned nearly $20.8 Billion in profit in 2007.
    They need toย reimburseย the U.S. and British taxpayerย for every salary, every meal, every and all costsย incurred to protect their fuel of the last century, carried inย their super tankers.

  30. The United States soldย Iraqย over $200 million in helicopters, which were used by theย Iraqimilitary in theย war. … The CIA directed non-U.S. origin hardwareย to Saddam Hussein'sarmed forces, "toย ensure thatย Iraqย had sufficient military weapons, ammunition and vehiclesย toย avoid losing theย Iran-Iraq war

  31. Stop this dirty. political game , Because all is about financial. No one care who die or live. All is just game to get control

  32. And T he fox news of full of lies and most they shame for all fake News some punch of stupid try support Trump they don't no what they looking for just following the lies.

  33. "So far its just these two guys." Look lady, the US naval force is larger than any 5 countries combined and the Brits have hundreds of years maritime experience before the US even existed. Id say thats a pretty good coalition.

  34. Why does Iran behave the way they do? Anyone know? Hint: You won't find the reason in any of Western media as they avoid the real reason like the plague.

  35. Hmmm did you Forget that Israel is with us also do you really think that Israel will back out because Iran is threatening them like usual LMAO.

  36. Itโ€™s an act! Trying to lure the Iranian theocratic frauds into making an error in judgement that will mean suicide to their leadership!
    The US ainโ€™t Iraq and you barely survived that
    Primitive event. Now your looking at complete precision
    Attacks on your strategic assets in a way that starves you
    No matter the chaos
    You can create, the long term setback to your bases your oil
    Hardware and your nuclear program will cost you hundreds of years….

  37. UK is as usual under estimating the capacity of Iran. UK should be ready to know that every single ship with UK flag will be seized from Hormuz because UK has crossed the red line first. There is no alternative for Iran.

  38. What i dont understand is why all this is happening. Iram is part of the u.n shouldnt wel be on the same team?

  39. Let Iran continue the pirating of international shipping and US will continue to hold the sanctions. If they actually pirate another British or US merchant ship… retaliation will be appropriate. at that point. No one cares about a bunker barge being seized.

  40. Since Germany was invited to Protecting their Oil Tanker's in the safe passage Through the Straits of Hormuz Coalition , Which Germany and France Has Refused ,Why Should Our Own Countries America and Great Britain use our Military To Protect France and Germany Oil Tanker's ?

    Germany and France can Protect their own Oil Tanker's and Assets.

    Once Germany and France lose a few Oil Tanker's to Iran's Regime , Maybe then they will join us in the coalition to give Oil Tanker's Safe Passage in The Straits of Hormuz.

  41. We Don't need anything from the UK. They will never get over the fact that we KICKED THEIR ARSES OUT OF THE U.S. ( The Brookings Institute is totally Corrupt )

  42. Did she say that a joint "U.S and Britain" naval coalition is isnt good enough? Is she taking bath salts? Improperly? The world's 2 most powerful navys not good enough? Combined their unstoppable, add the French Navy they're certainly invincible. Blow all the Iranians little patrol boats out of the water. Finally a live fire excercise worth watching.

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