IRGC Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan has warned that the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Sudan’s decision to make peace with Israel is a strategic mistake.
“It is opening an extensive front,” Dehqan the Associated Press in a recent interview. “Just imagine every Israeli in any military base can be a target for groups who are opposed to Israel.”
Dehqan also that any American attack on Iran could set off a “full-fledged war” in the region and warned against any American military escalation in US President Trump’s final weeks in office.
“A limited, tactical conflict can turn into a full-fledged war,” he said. “Definitely, the United States, the region and the world cannot stand such a comprehensive crisis.”
The remarks came in reaction to a recent report in which the New York Times, citing four current and former US officials on Monday, said that Trump asked senior advisers in an Oval Office meeting on Thursday whether he had options to take action against Iran’s main nuclear site in the coming weeks.
According to the report range of senior advisers dissuaded the president from moving ahead with a military strike, said The New York Times, adding that the advisers — including Vice President Mike Pence; Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Christopher C. Miller, the acting defense secretary; and Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff — warned that a strike against Iran’s facilities could easily escalate into a broader conflict in the last weeks of Trump’s presidency.