Tensions between Iran and the US have long been escalating between the nations, with threats of conflict rocketing over the past few months. Former United States Senator Mike Gravel claimed Donald Trump’s decision to fire advisor John Bolton earlier this week may have prevented a war between the US and Iran. Mr Gravel insisted that the former National Security Adviser was “warmongering” and on the verge of pushing for an invasion of the middle eastern country.
Mr Gravel made the shocking claim during a discussion with RT Questionmore host Afshin Rattansi, who asked: “You have called firing Mr Bolton wonderful news for a safer world.
“What do you make of the media already criticising Donald Trump for sacking John Bolton as the 27th national security advisor.
“Joe Scarborough on MSNBC, backers of Biden saying Bolton wouldn’t cozy up to America’s enemies like the President would, that is why he went.”
Mr Gravel said: “It is an embarrassment of the democratic leadership, it really is.
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“Bolton was probably the most significant warmonger in recent history.
“To be able to give him any kudos when he was fired, he was fired and did not resign.
“Thank God this will besmirch his image for quite a while because Bolton was on the verge of creating an invasion of Iran.
“He is responsible for our attitude towards Russia, China and North Korea.
“When he was appointed, it was viewed as a very pessimistic situation.
Responsibility for the attack was claimed by the Houthi movement, a Yemen-based militant group which has been linked to Iran.
The attack could reduce global oil output by five percent, causing prices to spike around the world.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Iran of being behind the attack.
On Twitter, Mr Pompeo commented: “Tehran is behind nearly 100 attacks on Saudi Arabia while Rouhani and Zarif pretend to engage in diplomacy.
“Amid all the calls for de-escalation, Iran has now launched an unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply, there is no evidence the attacks came from Yemen.”