The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford, said that the hostile and aggressive behaviour of Iran has not changed since the United States put the country “on notice” at the beginning of the month.
Iran conducted its first test-firing of a ballistic missile since President Trump took office at the end of January. The President and his (now former) national security adviser Michael Flynn said a few days later that Iran was “on notice”. Another reason they stated for putting Iran on notice was its support for terrorist groups – Houthi rebels in Yemen, for example.
The Iranian regime makes a public speech about a certain issue, but will act against what has been said. Iran’s stance cannot be gauged by what it says – its rhetoric is full of lies and deceptions.
This is part of the Islamic Republic’s strategy to negotiate, which is particularly pertinent now that it has no choice but to negotiate with America, Russia and the Gulf countries.
Iran misread the recent message from the Gulf countries that was delivered by Kuwait. The message was telling Iran that it was being given another chance to move towards the right track and avoid an Iranian-American war. The risk is ever-increasing and would hurt the entire Middle East.
The Deputy Director of the National Council of Resistance of Iran. US Representative Office, Alireza Jafarzadeh, revealed in a press conference on Tuesday, February 14, new information about the headquarters and foreign mercenary training centers of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).
Gathered and documented by the social network maintained inside Iran, including sources inside the Iranian regime and the IRGC itself, the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) collected information over a period of several months, about the expansion of training by the IRGC, and its creation a large directorate in its extraterritorial arm, the Quds Force, as part of the regime’s strategy to increase their involvement abroad, including in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Bahrain, Afghanistan and elsewhere.
Last month the US put Iran “on notice” after it test-fired ballistic missiles. Two months later more sanctions were placed on 25 entities and individuals that are involved in the country’s weapons procurement. Iran, in a bold response this week, conducted another missile test in complete defiance of warnings from the US.
The Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei tried to deflect from the evident concern among the leaders of Iran and said: “No enemy can paralyze the Iranian nation. [Trump] says ‘you should be afraid of me.’ No!”
Although some have criticised the new US President for not being tough enough on Iran, it must be pointed out that there has been significant progress from the last administration. President Trump issued more sanctions on Iran following its test-firing of a ballistic missile at the end of last month. This shows that Iran’s actions will no longer be tolerated in silence.
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