Revolutionary Guards commander: Iran, U.S. tension is a 'clash of wills'

Tensions have spiked between the two countries after Washington sent more military forces to the ME in a show of force against what US officials say are Iranian threats to its troops and interests.

By REUTERS
May 23, 2019 14:11
Revolutionary Guards commander: Iran, U.S. tension is a 'clash of wills'

A gas flare on an oil production platform in the Soroush oil fields is seen alongside an Iranian flag in the Persian Gulf, Iran, July 25, 2005. (photo credit: RAHEB HOMAVANDI/REUTERS)

 
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GENEVA - The standoff between Iran and the United States is a "clash of wills," a senior commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday, suggesting any enemy "adventurism" would meet a crushing response, Fars news agency reported.

Tensions have spiked between the two countries after Washington sent more military forces to the Middle East in a show of force against what US officials say are Iranian threats to its troops and interests in the region.

"The confrontation and face-off of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the malicious government of America is the arena for a clash of wills," Iran’s armed forces chief of staff Major General Mohammad Baqeri said.


He pointed to a battle during the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war where Iran was victorious and said the outcome could be a message that Iran will have a "hard, crushing and obliterating response" for any enemy "adventurism."

On Sunday, US President Donald Trump tweeted: "If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again!"

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