90 Miles From Tyranny : War with Iran ‘unavoidable’ if US sanctions continue, Iranian advisor says

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

War with Iran ‘unavoidable’ if US sanctions continue, Iranian advisor says

War with Iran would be “unavoidable” if President Donald Trump continues to impose sanctions on the country, an Iranian government advisor warned this week.

“If [the] American people really don’t want to go to war with Iran, the U.S. president should abandon the current course of policy in regard to sanctioning Iran. Otherwise, rising tensions automatically will drive us to an unavoidable war, sooner or later,” according to Diako Hosseini, who tweeted on Friday.

If American people really don't want to go to war with Iran, the US president should abandon the current course of policy in regard to sanctioning Iran. Otherwise, rising tensions automatically will drive us to an unavoidable war, sooner or later. https://twitter.com/CFR_org/status/1139604919672070144 
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Hosseini says he is Director of the World Studies Program at the Center for Strategic Studies (CSS) in Tehran, which Al Arabiya English described as “a think tank responsible for advising the Rouhani administration in Iran on foreign policy as well as internal affairs.”

According to their report, Hosseini also said, “As long as America’s economic war against Iran continues, Iran does not give any guarantees that the tools it will use to counter this economic war will be merely economic tools. If Iran’s survival becomes in danger in this [economic] war, Iran will use all the available tools to defend itself. It is not our problem if that is a cause for concern for other countries. If they are worried, they should push America to put an end to the economic war against Iran.”

Tensions with Iran have been recently heightened. A top Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander said this week that Iran has powerful ballistic missiles that are capable of attacking U.S. aircraft carriers in the region, according to Iranian state TV. And the Pentagon announced this week that 1,000 more U.S. troops would be sent to the Middle East after Iran’s “hostile behavior.”

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1 comment:

  1. My biggest fear about war with Iran is that I'll look away for a moment.... and miss it.

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