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Iranian Harassment of US Navy Drops Under Trump

Iranian ships harassed U.S. vessels dozens of times during the last years of the Obama administration. That has largely stopped under Trump, according to Fox News.

By NTK Staff | 07.06.2018 @2:30pm
Iranian Harassment of US Navy Drops Under Trump

A study of U.S. Navy statistics from Fox News tells a story of two presidential administrations, at least in terms of Iranian provocations of the U.S. military.

The study revealed that after dozens of instances of Iranian harassment of the U.S. Navy in the last years of the Obama administration, incidents of provocation have dropped in the first two years of the Trump presidency.

In 2015, the year that President Obama enacted the Iran nuclear deal, Iranian vessels harassed American ships 22 times. That aggression escalated in 2016, Obama’s last year, with 36 instances of provocation.

Included in those 2016 numbers was the abduction of American sailors, which the Iranians filmed and broadcast to the world.

However, the numbers have dropped precipitously in the years since President Trump took office. Trump has frequently deployed tough-on-Iran rhetoric.

Iranian vessels pestered American naval ships only 14 times in 2017, Trump’s first year, and that number has fallen to an incredible zero occurrences of Iranian aggression so far in 2018.

Trump withdrew the United States from the Iran nuclear deal in May of this year.

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