Russia Warns of Possible Conflict in Persian Gulf

Moscow - Russia on Thursday confirmed its fears of the emergence of a new war in the Persian Gulf region and therefore calls for full-time work to stabilize the situation in that area.

We still have time to think it over, stop the military escalation and avoid a fall to an uncontrolled conflict, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said.

I think that most of the international community shares this position and considers it the only alternative, said Riabkov, who lamented that such recommendations in no way have repercussions in the United States.

Washington continues its efforts to tighten the crisis and we have no doubt that the US military and political leadership will maintain its maneuvers to worsen the situation and increase the pressure on Iran.

One week ago, a fire was reported on board of the Front Altair and Kokuka Courageous tankers in the Oman Strait, near Iran, coinciding with the visit to that country of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

The White House immediately accused Tehran of an attack against the two vessels. The North American media first talked of the impact of torpedoes and after that, of mine explosions. They blamed Iran in both cases.

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