MAPPING WAR 3: THE SIX PLACES WHERE WAR 3 COULD BREAKOUT IN 2021
WORLD WAR 3 worries arose just a few days into 2020, and a year later, the entire world is fighting a common enemy: the coronavirus. However, with Israel’s continuous missile attacks and airstrikes, many are fearful that WW3 is on the horizon.
Concerns about a third World War have risen in recent days as Israel and Palestine have engaged in the region’s worst fighting and violence since 2014. This website has created a list of the flashpoints where World War 3 is most likely to start in 2021, based on tight relations between governments throughout the world.
In the Strait of Hormuz this week, a US Coast Guard ship fired warning shots at an Iranian boat that got too close to US naval warships.
On Monday, 13 speed boats from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) got within 140 meters (459 feet) of US ships, according to the Pentagon.
The US ship fired 30 warning rounds in reaction to the region’s second incident in less than a week.
The Iranian boats, according to Pentagon spokesman John Kirby, were “acting quite aggressively” near the US military vessels, which were escorting the guided-missile submarine USS Georgia.
Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has filed for re-election to a third term in next month’s elections.
During Mr Mahmoud’s presidency from 2005 to 2013, he advanced Iran’s nuclear program, escalating tensions with Western countries, and his reelection in 2009 sparked huge protests.
In 2017, he was forbidden from standing for office.
The worsening US-Iran relations are expected to have major economic, political, and security consequences for the US and its allies.
If the two countries engage in military war, Iran could choose to close the Strait of Hormuz, which transports 30% of the world’s oil.
Global oil prices would rise as a result, putting the US’s relationship with its allies in jeopardy.
An escalation of tensions in other countries, such as Syria and Yemen, or an increase in Iranian missile strikes targeting US forces in the Middle East, could result if the US and Iran go to war.
For a long time, tensions between Iran and Israel have been frustrated, resulting in low-intensity warfare raging over the Middle East.
In “Brinkwire Summary News,” the former nation promotes anti-Israel organisations.