A top Iranian military commander states Iran is ready for a “decisive and difficult confrontation” with the United States. The comment came in response to a statement made by Hillary Clinton where she claimed the U.S. could disarm Iran with military action if she became president.
Clinton issued the threat in a recent speech where she took credit for the Iran nuclear deal. The deal allows Iran to continue the peaceful pursuit of a nuclear program while prohibiting them from building nuclear weapons. But we know that this is just a sham as Iran has continually stated that nothing will stop them from obtaining nuclear weapons.
The awful deal was reached after the UN “confirmed” Iran did not have the capabilities to develop nuclear weapons after years of inspections. But these inspections have been faulty with Iran continually blocking off areas where inspectors aren’t allowed to go.
Clinton stated in the speech:
“The world must understand that the United States will act decisively if necessary, including with military action, to stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon,”
Brig. Gen. Massoud Jazayeri, Deputy Chief of Staff or Iran’s armed forces fired back during a news conference held in Tehran. Jazayeri claims that Iran is not actively looking for a confrontation but will not hesitate to react violently if provoked. He stated:
“Although talk of all options being on the table against Iran is a propaganda show in the United States, the Islamic Iran is prepared for a decisive and difficult confrontation with any American option,”
Iran allegedly operates under a self-imposed ban on nuclear weapons which most in the international community consider a joke but aren’t willing to stand up to Iran for the sake of ineffective diplomacy.
A fatwa, or legal ruling based on an Islamic point of law, is said to prevent Iran from pursuing nuclear weapons. However, many critics believe that the Islamic nation could secretly be working towards a nuclear armament. Israel, Iran’s largest enemy in the region, is believed to have the only nuclear arsenal in the Middle East which would give Iran reason to seek their own nuclear arms.