Rep. Adam Schiff. D-Calif., Often a tough critic of President Trump, agrees with him on one thing: Iran was behind the bombing of two oil tankers near Hormuz last week.
The Islamic nation has denied responsibility for the attack, but Trump and his administration were quick to point them out. While the president has been accused of reaching early conclusions after earlier attacks, Schiff and Trump are on the same side this time.
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"There is no doubt Iran is behind the attacks," Schiff said at CBS "Face the Nation" on Sunday morning. "I think evidence is very strong and convincing. In fact, I think this was a class" A & 39 "turned up by Iran to insert a mine on the ship. It didn't detonate. They had to go back can imagine that there are some Iranian heads rolling to the bad operation. "
The Democratic President of the House Intelligence Committee ended his support for Trump there. He quickly turned to the lack of support the US received from the international community and is highly responsible for the commander.
Schiff said this "shows how isolated the United States has become" and claimed that when the Trump administration pulled out of Iran's nuclear agreement, they ignored the advice of other countries and American intelligence.
"Our Allies warned the United States, I think our intelligence agencies warned politicians that this kind of Iranian response was likely a result of a policy of withdrawing from the Iranian nuclear agreement," Schiff said.
Trump has taken the approach of increasing economic pressure on Iran in the form of sanctions. Schiff said that this tactic "has violently failed and only increased the risk of conflict."
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The president's decision to withdraw from the nuclear power agreement in Iran was in line with critics of the agreement, including national security advisor John Bolton and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who claimed that the deal did not go far enough to ensure that Iran will not develop a nuclear weapon in the future.
Despite signs of Iranian Trump administration, conviction is that the sanctions will destroy the already poor Iranian economy to the point that Tehran will be willing to negotiate new terms. State Secretary Mike Pompeo said on Fox News Sunday that while the administration hopes to avoid war with Iran, "will continue to take action to prevent Iran from engaging in this kind of behavior."