“Iran Made A Very Big Mistake” Says Trump After US Drone Downed

Oil prices surge in response.

Following a briefing on the downing of a US drone – for which Iran has taken responsibility – US President Donald Trump has commented:

“Iran made a very big mistake!”

Iran claims the drone was shot down over their own territory. However, the debris was found in international waters, and the US has called the attack “unprovoked.”

In a statement, Iran spun the shooting down of the drone as a defensive move:

“The downing of the American drone was a clear message to America. … Our borders are Iran’s red line and we will react strongly against any aggression. Iran is not seeking war with any country, but we are fully prepared to defend Iran.”

This follows an attack on two oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz, a key shipping lane for energy resources. Iran has denied responsibility for those attacks, while the US and some of their allies have blamed the theocratic authoritarian state.

Recently, reports had indicated that Trump has been urging his officials to tone down their rhetoric against Iran and push back against a march to war. We will see if that changes now.

Oil prices rise

Oil prices are up following the drone being shot down and Trump’s response.

As of 10:15 am Central Time, West Texas Intermediate is up 5.76% at $57.08.

Brent Crude is up 4.35% at $64.51.

And in good news for Canada, the Canadian Crude Index is up 8.59% to $40.08.

Spencer Fernando

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Is there a spare lib that can fix this for us with Cretin fixing China?

Lance Boyle
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If we had the oil pipeline built, we could be cashing in on the oil price increase. Even moreso, if the Strait of Hormuz was blocked due to increase sabre rattling, we could really see some good oil income.

Frankly, I don’t see any downside to this.

Del
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If Canada had pipelines to the coasts we could be seen as saviours to the world instead of grovelling to Islamic terrorist countries.

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With Iran lashing out at the United States like this, it is high past time for talking to Iran. After 40 years of dealing with these mad mullahs and receiving in return nothing but massive numbers of deaths and destruction and promises of more to come, it is time for decisive and punishing action against Iran. After all, Iran is not a muslim country as it is so much more of terrorist lead country deceitfully dressed up as a muslim country, that seeks to create a worldwide network of terror cells; from which it can export it’s twisted vision of… Read more »

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War seems imminent!! We are going to mee that pipeline and oil wells and workers before long and to jell with anymore protestors and catering to those who think they are more deserving and special than those who are not Aboriginal!!