The Announcement comes after reports of an increasing US military presence in the Middle East along with the deployment of an American aircraft carrier strike Set to the Persian Gulf.
Another report has indicated the US has a plan to deploy an additional 120,000 troops into the region, but this has been refused by President Donald Trump.
Iranian Defence Minister Amir Hatami said that Iran is capable of facing any severe military adversary, such as the US or even Israel, even if they unite their forces.
“We will overcome the American-Zionist front. Iran has the highest level of defence-military readiness to confront any type of danger and excessive demands”, he said.
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At precisely the exact same point, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei stated on 14 Might that Iran doesn’t seek war with the US and that it had rather chosen the path of”immunity”, which as he said, would force the US”into a retreat”.
The statement comes amid a growing US military presence in the area. Washington has launched the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group to the Persian Gulf, although reports also suggested that a installation of a taskforce of B-52 strategic bombers into the Middle East. Even the US president warned Iran that it could be a”huge mistake” on its part to attack American troops in the region.
Donald Trump also rebuffed a New York Times report claiming that the Pentagon has a plan proposing the installation of around 120,000 troops to the area to counter Iran if it starts developing atomic weapons. Trump noted that if such a plan were to be manufactured, it would entail”a hell of a lot more troops than this”.
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Relations between Iran and Israel have also long been strained, since the former doesn’t recognise the Jewish state’s right to exist and has over 1 event vowed to ruin it. Subsequently, Israeli officials have pledged especially and to thwart any attempts by Iran to avoid the nation from obtaining nuclear weapons\.
(Decision )Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that Israel and the US”are combined in urge to prevent Iranian aggression” and called on all countries in the area that attempt for peace to join in their efforts.
Tel Aviv has accused Iran of attacking Israel through its proxies and of sponsoring groups and movements searching for the passing of the Jewish nation. Israel has conducted strikes on Syrian land, promising to target Allied troops. However, Tehran vehemently denies \its own forces’ existence aside from military advisers.