Senior Military Adviser Threatens Broad Response to Any 'US Plot' Against Iran

Friday, 20 September, 2019 - 10:45
Asharq Al-Awsat

Iran said on Friday it would resist any US plots against it “from the Mediterranean, to the Red Sea and to the Indian Ocean.”

The statements came from General Yahya Rahim-Safavi, a senior adviser to Iran’s supreme leader, as President Hassan Rouhani prepared to leave for the United Nations General Assembly in New York next week, Reuters reported.

“If the Americans think of any plots, the Iranian nation will respond from the Mediterranean, to the Red Sea and to the Indian Ocean,” Safavi was quoted as saying by state news agency IRNA.

Trump last year withdrew from Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal and imposed sanctions on Tehran again.

Earlier, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has warned Washington against being dragged into a war in the Middle East and said Tehran would meet any offensive action with a crushing response.

According to Reuters, the US said on Thursday it was building a coalition to deter Iranian threats, however, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Trump wants a peaceful solution to the crisis.

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