Can the US guarantee Gulf security?
The Gulf region is on the edge.
As to who is responsible for last week’s attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure has led to accusations from different sides.
The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited allies Saudi Arabia and the UAE to talk to their leaders.
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Pompeo said Washington was seeking a peaceful resolution to the crisis, but blamed Iran for seeking an “all out war”.
Iran’s foreign minister says the US is preparing to use the Aramco incident as an excuse to attack his country and that Tehran is ready to defend itself.
Will tension escalate even further or will diplomacy defuse it?
Presenter: Imran Khan
Nader Hashemi – Director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver
Mohammad Marandi – Professor of American studies at the University of Tehran
Adolfo Franco – Republican strategist and former adviser to Senator John McCain
Source: Al Jazeera News