Amir-Ali Hajizadeh: AFP
In the case of actions by the US in the Persian Gulf of Iran to immediately answer them. This was stated by Brigadier General Iranian Islamic revolutionary guard Corps (IRGC) Amir-Ali Hajizadeh, reports Al Arabiya.
According to Hajizade, before the US military presence in the Persian Gulf was a threat, but has now turned into an “opportunity.” He added that if the Americans start any action, Iran will “hit them in the head.”
Commander of the IRGC, major General Hossein Salami said that the US has started a psychological war in the region.
In may, the assistant to the President for national security John Bolton said that the us side will send to the shores of Iran the aircraft carrier “Abraham Lincoln” and a group of bombers. It will be a response to the troubling actions on the part of Iran to the worsening of relations, he added.
Relations between the US and Iran escalated after the beginning of may 2018 trump announced the unilateral withdrawal of Washington from a nuclear deal in 2015 and the renewal of the sanctions against Tehran. New package of restrictive measures against Iran came into force in November. In addition to the ban on oil exports, sanctions apply to industry, trade and operations of the Central Bank of the country in dollars.
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