Iran Allegedly Transfers S-300 to Persian Gulf Amid Tensions With US

Saul Bowman
May 23, 2019

Many Democrats have been falsely accusing President Trump and his advisors of "leading the US into war" with Iran while failing to condemn the regime's current and past behavior.

Khamenei said last week that there would be no war with the United States.

Iran has portrayed the hot and cold rhetoric as evidence Trump is being goaded into war against his better judgement by hardline aides such as National Security Adviser John Bolton.

Iran foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday the "genocidal taunts" of United States president Donald Trump will not "end Iran", as tensions spike between the two countries.

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, left, speaks to members of the media as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, listens after a closed briefing for Senate members May 21, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Last week, Pompeo ordered all non-essential staff based at the U.S Embassy in Baghdad to leave Iraq.

"They explained to us how the Iranian threat streams were different than in the past, that the attack on the ships and the pipeline was coordinated and directed by the Iranian government, the ayatollah", Graham told reporters.

Before Iran's announcement, Mr Trump tweeted: 'If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Meanwhile, a recent Saudi news outlet reportedly close to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) urged the United States to launch surgical strikes against Iran after the kingdom accused Tehran of a drone strike that closed down a Saudi oil pipeline.

French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said the Iranian threats were not helpful: "I do not think that Europe will get drawn into this idea of an ultimatum", Le Maire told reporters.

Senior Republican officials involved in the Iran debate dismissed Durbin's remarks as part of a campaign by Democratic leaders to coddle Iran and reenter the nuclear agreement that gave Tehran billions in cash windfalls that have since been spent on sophisticated military equipment and terror operations, such as the IRGC's involvement in the Syrian conflict.

But Trump's decision to abandon the 2015 nuclear deal has helped ensure that Iranians have felt little or no economic benefit from Rouhani's policies.

Sceptical Democrats sought out a second opinion, holding their own briefing with former Obama administration officials, former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan and Wendy Sherman, an architect of the Iran nuclear deal.

They have sought to ensure Iran still benefits from the nuclear deal by finding ways for foreign companies to do business there.

National security adviser John Bolton also announced that the USA was sending a carrier strike group to the region "to send a clear and unmistakable message to the Iranian regime that any attack on United States interests or on those of our allies will be met with unrelenting force". "Iran has been attacking America for 40 years and Democrats are blaming America for it".

Saudi Arabia "does not want a war, is not looking for it and will do everything to prevent it", he said.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif replied on his Twitter account "NeverThreatenAnIranian".

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