Iran has warned the US again that any attacks on its territory will be met with a strong force.
“Any action against the Iranian nation would certainly face a crushing response”, announced IRGC spokesman Ali Rabiei during
Rabiei also said that he doesn’t believe the US wants to “cause insecurity in the world and the region” with its actions.
The comments from the Iranian government come amid recent reports by The New York Times and Reuters that President Donald Trump called a meeting with his aides to ask whether it was possible to launch an attack on Iran’s “main nuclear site” in “the coming weeks”. Reuters noted, citing anonymous sources, that the Natanz enrichment plant was the main site that Trump had in mind.
Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, acting Defence Secretary Christopher Miller – who recently replaced Mark Esper, and head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley reportedly attended the meeting. According to reports, Trump’s advisers tried to dissuade Trump from attacking Iran, as only two months remain until his projected departure from the White House.