If Tehran Wants To Fight, It’ll be The Official End of Iran - Trump Warns
By Staff, Agencies
US President Donald Trump warned Tehran that it would be "the official end" of the Islamic Republic if it threatens the US, just as Washington builds up its military presence near Iran under the pretext of national security.
Meanwhile, it remains unclear what triggered Trump this time around, as Iranian officials have consistently said in recent days that they want to avoid a military confrontation with the US.
Earlier on Sunday, the commander of the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps [IRGC], Major General Hossein Salami, insisted that Iran only wants peace, but isn’t afraid to fight America.
Earlier, Iranian Supreme Leader His Eminence Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei also said there will be no war in the Gulf. However, he stressed that Tehran won’t be involved in talks on a new nuclear deal with the US.
The Trump administration has recently been increasing pressure on Iran with sanctions and a military buildup near its territorial waters. The US and its allies began enhanced maritime security patrols in the international waters of the Gulf this week after Washington beefed up its Fifth fleet.
A USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier strike group was deployed to the Persian Gulf and B-52 bombers were sent on patrol in the area in a move to send a message to Tehran.