US President Donald Trump has issued a harsh warning to Iran through his official Twitter
“If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again,” warned the US president.
If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2019
However, Trump has stated that in an interview with Fox News that he is not seeking a conflict with Tehran although his country is ready to act if necessary.
“I will not let Iran have nuclear weapons. I don’t want to fight. But you do have situations like Iran, you can’t let them have nuclear weapons,” he said.
The tensions have been rising in the area, as the US has deployed additional warships and planes to the Gulf in recent days. It has been reported that Israel’s intelligence agency, Mossad, tipped the United States about the Iranian threat that targeted US interests in the Gulf area, that prompted the US to send the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier to the region.
However, Trump is still extending aa serious offer to the Iranians to sit down and talk. Just last week the US President Donald Trump conveyed that he has given a direct phone number the Iranians in case they want to come back to the negotiating table, reports CNN news agency.
According to the report, the White House gave the number to Switzerland and asked them to be its a mediator by giving the number over to Iran. The White House is stressing that Trump’s offer to talk with the Iranians is sincere and isn’t a joke.