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Pompeo Vows That U.S. Will Protect Shipping in Persian Gulf

  • Secretary of state says ‘no doubt’ Iran behind recent attacks
  • Cotton says the attacks warrant a retaliatory military strike
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Karen Young, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institutet, talks about the U.S.-Iran disputes.(Source: Bloomberg)
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There’s “no doubt” Iran was responsible for attacks on two oil tankers leaving the Persian Gulf last week, and the U.S. will guarantee safe commercial navigation going forward with its partners, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said.

“The United States is going make sure that we take all the actions necessary, diplomatic and otherwise, that achieve that outcome,” Pompeo said on “Fox News Sunday,” one of two scheduled appearances on the political talk shows.