Published: Fri, May 17, 2019
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Donald Trump Says Iran "Will Want To Talk Soon"

Donald Trump Says Iran

After Ghika's comments drew a sharp retort from the US Central Command, Britain's defense ministry said Wednesday they have "long been clear about our concerns over Iran's destabilising behavior in the region" - while still not confirming any new imminent danger. Iraq is home to powerful pro-Iranian militias, while also hosting more than 5,000 American troops. "The Trump administration has not provided any information to this committee on the intelligence behind their decisions or what they plan to do in Iraq or Iran, and I have repeatedly reminded the administration of its responsibilities to this committee", Menendez said.

Iran denied involvement, though it has repeatedly threatened to block the strait, through which streams about a fifth of world's oil shipments, if the United States tries to stop Iran from exporting oil.

Recent days have brought allegations of sabotage attacks targeting oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, a drone attack on a Saudi oil pipeline claimed by Yemen's Iran-allied Houthi rebels, and the dispatch of US warships and bombers to the region.

It's not evident that President Trump has a desire to send so many USA troops to the region.

Saudi Arabia has focused on an attack using armed drones that targeted oil-pumping stations in the country.

Trump quit the Iran nuclear deal in May 2018 and gradually reimposed sanctions on the country.

Some Trump administration critics, including Gabbard, have drawn comparisons to how the Bush administration used intelligence to gain support for invading Iraq in 2003, a comparison senior State Department officials squarely dismissed.

Iran's supreme leader issued a veiled threat in the same speech in which he stated that "no one is seeking war", saying it wouldn't be hard for the Islamic Republic to enrich uranium to weapons-grade levels amid rising tensions with the US, state media reported Wednesday.

While vowing to do everything in his power to avert such a colossal mistake-one, he noted, that even veteran USA military leaders have warned against-Sanders said Congress "must do everything it can to prevent a war with Iran" by reminding Trump that he has no authority to wage war without authorization.

"This moment in history, because the enemy has stepped into the field of confrontation with us with all the possible capacity, is the most decisive moment of the Islamic revolution", said Major General Hossein Salami.

The IRGC is directly controlled by the Islamic regime's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and Salami was named its head last month.

The developments followed an announcement by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani that Tehran would discontinue some of its obligations under the nuclear deal, having given the five remaining signatories - France, the UK, Russia, China, and Germany - a 60-day deadline to take measures towards ensuring the country's interests amid United States sanctions. JCPOA is commonly referred to as the Iran nuclear deal.

Peskov said Washington had provoked Iran, but added that "we aresaddened to see the decisions taken by the Iranian side".

Both Washington and Tehran said Tuesday they were not seeking war. If not, the United States would respond with force. "Sixteen years ago, the United States committed one of the worst foreign policy blunders in the history of our country by attacking Iraq". Even Gulf Arab states that openly oppose Iran, such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, seem cautious this week.

Trump on Wednesday downplayed The New York Times' report but then quickly confirmed he would consider sending troops.

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