In imperialist times there was a military-political strategy of intimidating other States by the indicative force of the Navy. Then it was called “Gunboat Diplomacy”. And the principle of it is now actively used by the United States against Iran. This is stated in the material of the German edition of “Handelsblatt”, which is dedicated to Washington’s decision to send an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf in the hope that this will prevent Tehran from blocking the Strait of Hormuz, so necessary for the world oil market.
The publication notes that President Donald Trump clearly set out to arrange a coup in Iran and he is very determined. Thus, Washington has already begun to threaten sanctions to all who buy Iranian oil, clearly not having learned the lesson from the “adventure” of George W. Bush’s apparatus with his Iraqi coup.
The White House also does not understand that American pressure only on Tehran’s hand in a difficult economic situation, because Iranian history clearly shows that external pressure has never caused the overthrow of the authorities in the country. With his hands, Washington only unites Iranians, and just around those who so want to displace, the article says.