On Friday, tensions escalated in the Middle East when Iran threatened that a fleet dispatched by the United States could easily be destroyed to counter a potential threat to US trade interests.
"Your billion-fleet [-dollar] can be destroyed with a rocket," said Ayatollah Tabatabai-Nejad, according to Reuters.
"If they try to move, they will … [face] Dozens of missiles, because at that time [government] will not be officials" Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, "he warned." The heated rhetoric has one several years stalemate over the nuclear program of the rogue nation aggravated. The government of President Trump angered the regime as it withdrew from an Obama-era nuclear deal that imposed sanctions on limited surveillance capabilities.
The regime eased restrictions on its nuclear program in response to sanctions imposed by the government in May under its plan to curb the country's crude oil exports. US intelligence officials pointed out that Iran could consider a military action and block a waterway through which a significant amount of the world's oil flows into the lake, Bab-el-Mandeb Strait or the Persian Gulf, "the US said -Maritime Administration (MARAD) on Friday.
While warning the President of a possible US military response, he called on Iran's leaders to hold talks with him on Thursday's nuclear program. "What they should do is call me to sit down, we can make a deal, a fair deal … We do not want to hurt Iran," Trump told the press. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also urged talks between leaders on Thursday, but warned that the US was ready to Taking "Fast and Determined Action" The Tehran regime should understand that attacks by them or their representatives of any identity on US interests or citizens will be answered with a quick and determined US response, "he said. 1