Indications Iranian 'aggression' could occur: Pentagon official

File photo: Iran has been facing sanctions since the US pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal. Photograph:( Reuters )

Reuters Washington, United States Dec 04, 2019, 07.52 PM (IST)

A senior Pentagon official said on Wednesday that there were indications that Iran could potentially carry out aggressive actions in the future, amid simmering tensions between Iran and the United States.

John Rood, the Pentagon’s No. 3 official, told reporters that the United States was concerned about potential Iranian behaviour but did not provide details about what information he was basing that concern on or any timeline.

Tensions in the Gulf have risen since attacks on oil tankers this summer, including off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, and a major assault on energy facilities in Saudi Arabia. Washington has blamed Iran, which has denied being behind the attacks on global energy infrastructure.

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John Rood, the Pentagon’s No. 3 official, told reporters that the United States was concerned about potential Iranian behaviour.