Politics 19.05.2019 23:36 108 Editor: as
Baghdad today – follow-up
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump has vowed that Iran’s start of war with the United States would mark the end of the Islamic Republic, warning of the consequences of the US threat.
“If Iran wants to fight, it will officially end, do not threaten the United States again,” Trump said in a tweet published on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at his official Twitter account.
Relations between the United States and Iran have been strained since Trump took power in January 2017. The White House has repeatedly accused the Islamic Republic of being the biggest supporter of terrorism and a destabilizing force in the Middle East.
The US president announced on May 8, 2018, his country’s withdrawal from the agreement on Iran’s nuclear program and later imposed a series of harsh sanctions on the Islamic Republic, in addition to the classification of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards terrorist organization, the step by Tehran to include US forces in the Middle East on the Iranian terrorism list .
In a dramatic escalation of tensions, the Pentagon directed a group of warships led by the Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier with a number of B-52 tactical bombers to the Gulf region in early May because of “confirmed information” about threats By Iran toward US military and their allies in the Middle East.
Despite the continued escalation between the United States and Iran, several indications from the White House in recent days that Trump does not want to engage in direct military conflict with the Islamic Republic, amid news of a major dispute in the administration of the President on how to deal with this issue, Especially under the insistence of the National Security Adviser, John Bolton, to adopt a more aggressive approach.