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Pompeo warns Iran against using proxies to target US: ‘We’ll go to the source’
Secretary of state says Tehran ‘will be held accountable’ for any assaults by its allies on American interests in the Middle East, does not rule out military response
“We have told the Islamic Republic of Iran that using a proxy force to attack an American interest will not prevent us from responding against the prime actor,” he told CNN. “That is, we will not let Iran get away with using a proxy force to attack an American interest. Iran will be held accountable for those incidents.”
Asked if this included a military response, he repeated: “They’re going to be held accountable. If they’re responsible for the arming and training of these militias, we’re gonna go to the source.”
“Iran has been confronting the world as the world’s largest state sponsor of terror for quite some time,” he said. “They have armed militias, the Lebanese Hezbollah, Makateeb Hezbollah — militias in Iraq, they’re arming the Houthis in Yemen, launching missiles into the Gulf states.”
On Friday Iran’s air force held a drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, the passageway for nearly a third of all oil traded by sea, the country’s official IRNA news agency said.
IRNA said the maneuver was a warning to Iran’s enemies that they face a “stern response” if they threaten Iran. The exercise was part of annual demonstrations on the anniversary of the start of the eight-year Iran-Iraq War that began in 1980.
originally posted by: Bigburgh
a reply to: worldstarcountry
On Twitter, Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif pointed the finger at a "foreign regime" without elaborating.
@JZarif said on twitter..
Terrorists recruited, trained, armed & paid by a foreign regime have attacked Ahvaz. Children and journos among casualties. Iran holds regional terror sponsors and their US masters accountable for such attacks. Iran will respond swiftly and decisively in defense of Iranian lives.
Pfft.. sure the U.S. is responsible. Because noone else in that region can get military uniforms and weapons. They are trying to pull the U.S. into a war. They have already been sending missile systems to allies in Iraq, Syria and Yemen.
WSC... thanks for posting this. I was going to, but I got agitated when I read them say a "Foreign Regime". So I came down with a case of "F@#% IT!" 👍