& # 39; We don't even have to be there & # 39 ;: Trump complains that the US & # 39; zero compensation & # 39; receives for the cost-protecting shipping routes in the Middle East, just a few days after the withdrawal of the planned military attack on Iran
- The president tweeted about the burden of protecting the Strait of Hormuz
- He called for an attack on Iranian sites after the downing of an American drone
- A handful of oil tankers have been attacked
- He complains that China and Japan have much of their oil shipped through the strait
- He charged days for a trip to Asia to visit allies Japan and South Korea
- The US has invested billions in the war in Iraq and supports the Iraqi government while providing security protection to Golf Allies
President Donald Trump complained about the cost of protecting the shipping routes in the Middle East Monday – a few days after the withdrawal of a military attack on Iran.
He also claimed that the US did not even have to be & # 39; due to the increase in domestic energy production, although the US still imports billions in crude oil.
Trump was concerned about the high costs of ensuring the flow of goods and service through the Strait of Hormuz, a critical shipping corridor that gives China, Japan and other industrial powers access to critical oil wells.
It is within this narrow street that the Pentagon says that Iran has taken an American drone, which costs $ 150 million, while an American career group and other sources patrol the region.
On this file photo of Thursday, June 13, 2019, an oil tanker is on fire in the sea of Oman. A series of attacks on oil tankers near the Persian Gulf has intensified tensions between the US and Iran and the fear of the safety of one of the most vital energy routes in Asia, where about one fifth of the world's oil passes its narrowest , increases in the Strait of Hormuz
& # 39; China gets 91% of its oil from the Straight, Japan 62%, and many other countries & # 39 ;, Trump wrote Monday.
& # 39; So why do we protect shipping routes for other countries (many years) for zero compensation, & # 39; he asked without using a question mark.
& # 39; All of these countries should protect their own ships from what has always been … a dangerous journey & # 39 ;, Trump wrote.
& # 39; We don't even have to be there because the US has just (by far) become the world's largest producer of energy! The American request for Iran is very simple: no nuclear weapons and no further sponsorship of terror! He wrote.
This undated US Air Force file photo, released on June 20, 2019, shows a photo of an RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft. The United States launched cyber attacks against Iranian missile control systems and a espionage network after Tehran took down an American surveillance drone, according to media reports
Trump complained about the cost of protecting the Strait of Hormuz on Monday
The president also wondered why the US was there
Trump fired the tweet when Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in Saudi Arabia to hold talks with allies.
Among the ships that have been attacked in a tense period in the region in recent weeks was a Saudi ship.
The oil from the region also flows to India, another important American ally. Japanese tanker Kokuka nominated in Panama was also attacked. Another ship that came under fire was sending Saudi methanol to Singapore.
Trump stepped back from a military attack that he said was only 30 minutes from the event. Iran claims it thwarted an American cyber attack launched on Thursday in retaliation for the decline of the American spy nendrone.
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