Iran issues warning to US and Israel — Analysis
Threats of “force” against Tehran will incur a heavy price, the country’s military has said
After President Joe Biden stated that Washington would threaten Iran, the Iranian military warned Israel and the US not to attack the country. “use all elements of its national power”To stop Tehran from purchasing nuclear weapons.
“The Americans and Zionists know very well the price for using the word ‘force’ against Iran,”Abolfazl Schekarchi, the spokesperson of Iran Armed Forces said Friday as reported by local media.
Biden was also mocked by the official, who questioned his intelligence and ridiculed the US military in general. There were apparent references to past conflicts between Iran and American forces at the Persian Gulf.
“Biden must have been drowsy when he threatened Iran,” Shekarchi said. “Watch your soldiers’ pants – they might get wet in the Persian Gulf!”
These harsh remarks were made in response to Biden’s threats during his earlier visit to Israel. On Thursday, the US president and Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid signed a joint declaration on the two countries’ continued strategic partnership.
Washington has pledged “never to allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon,”It is best to confirm it “is prepared to use all elements of its national power to ensure that outcome,”The declaration states that. Tehran, however, maintains that it has never sought to develop such weaponry.
Biden made further threats at a press conference along with Lapid. “not going to wait forever”Iran must accept the demands of its members and return to 2015’s nuclear agreement. After former President Donald Trump pulled out of the landmark deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in 2018, Tehran imposed new and old sanctions.
The US and Iran have traded blames for the failure to reach an agreement. Diplomatic attempts to restart the negotiations have not yielded any results. While US officials have claimed that Iran has been rolling out new demands during talks, Tehran maintains it is Washington’s responsibility to return to the original agreement and lift all the “snap-back”Complete sanctions
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