Iran says will respond strongly to any action against its military forces

By REUTERS
October 13, 2017 17:56
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ANKARA, Oct 13 - Iran vowed on Friday to retaliate against any action targeting its armed forces and accused the United States of violating the spirit of a 2015 nuclear deal reached between Tehran and six major powers.

President Donald Trump is expected later on Friday to take a major step against the nuclear deal, laying out a more aggressive approach to Iranian activities in the Middle East that risks upsetting US ties with European allies.

"Iran will strongly respond to any action against its military forces, including the Revolutionary Guards Corps," Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi was quoted as saying by state TV.

He added that Iran would continue to expand its defensive power, including its ballistic missile program.


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