IRAN claims it is on the “cusp of a full scale confrontation with the enemy” and is ready for any threat from Donald Trump’s military.
The stark warning from Major General Hossein Salami – leader of the Revolutionary Guard – came as tensions in the Middle East reach breaking point.
Major General Hossein Salami claims Iran is on ‘the cusp’ of war with the US[/caption]
The tough-talking firebrand said: “We are on the cusp of a full-scale confrontation with the enemy.
This moment in history, because the enemy has stepped into the field of confrontation with us with all the possible capacity, is the most decisive moment of the Islamic revolution.”
And Iran’s defence minister doubled-down on the tough talk by saying his country’s military would defeat any US-Israel alliance.
“Iran has the highest level of defence-military preparedness to confront any type of threat and excessive demands,” Amir Hatami told the Islamic Republic News Agency.
A senior Iranian official also told Reuters that Tehran was ready for any possible scenario from “confrontation to diplomacy” but the US could not afford another war in the Middle East.
Israel has vowed stand alongside the United States to confront Iran, said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“We are united in our desire to stop Iranian aggression,” he said.
“Israel and all the countries of the region and all the countries who seek peace in the world should stand together with the United States against Iranian aggression.”
However, it’s been reported today that Donald Trump is hoping to use his deal-making skills to avert a full-scale war with Iran.
The US president is apparently becoming increasingly frustrated with the hawkish advisers he believes are trying to railroad him into an armed conflict.
He now wants to turn peacemaker and stand by his long-standing pledge to withdraw the US from costly foreign wars, reports the Washington Post.
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America has already deployed an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers to the Persian Gulf to counter alleged, still-unspecified threats from Tehran.
And the US is planning to deploy as many as 120,000 troops to the Middle East if Iran attacks American forces, a bombshell report claimed this week.
In chilling echoes of the invasion of Iraq, US defence chiefs have reportedly drawn up fresh military plans that would see a huge response to Iranian aggression.
Donald Trump hopes he can avert a military conflict in Iran[/caption]
Trump wants to talk directly to supreme leader Hassan Rouhani and his advisers[/caption]