US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday said in a statement that Iran “has engaged in an escalating series of threatening actions and statements” over the last few weeks.

“The response of the United States and our partners and allies has been clear: We do not seek war,” the statement reads. “But Iran’s forty years of killing American soldiers, attacking American facilities, and taking American hostages is a constant reminder that we must defend ourselves.”

“The regime in Tehran should understand that any attacks by them or their proxies of any identity against US interests or citizens will be answered with a swift and decisive US response. Our restraint to this point should not be mistaken by Iran for a lack of resolve,” it continues.

​Pompeo’s latest remarks follow Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif’s announcement that the country would be cutting back on “voluntary” commitments to the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) — the long-negotiated international deal that lifted sanctions on Tehran in exchange for Iran’s agreement not to pursue nuclear weapons technology and to allow international inspections of its facilities.

Tensions between the US and Iran reached a newly heated level in May 2018, when US President Donald Trump announced that the US would be leaving the Obama-era nuclear treaty, which the American president had long hailed as a “bad” deal. Washington’s withdrawal from the JCPOA triggered the reimposition of a series of sanctions on Tehran that had been lifted when all JCPOA parties agreed to the accord. On Wednesday, Trump imposed new sanctions on Iran’s iron, steel, aluminum and copper industries.

The US also recently designated Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization. At the time, Trump stated that the move “recognizes the reality that Iran is not only a state sponsor of terrorism, but that the IRGC actively participates in, finances, and promotes terrorism as a tool of statecraft.” In response, Iran returned the favor by giving the same designation to the US Central Command.

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The designation, which marked the first time that Washington had formally labelled another country’s military as a terrorist group, followed the 2017 sanctions that the US Treasury Department had imposed on the force.

 

Source: Sputnik

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za313
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God will always bless the mahdi army Henry Corbin was a philosopher, theologian, Iranologist and professor of Islamic Studies at the École pratique des hautes études in Paris, France. “All religions die by the death of their prophets; Judaism died by the death of Moses, Christianity died by the death of Jesus, And the Sunnis died with the death of Muhammad (swt) And only the Shiites who refused to die, they are not candidates for death; Because they put Hussein at the beginning of the road, And put the Mahdi at the end of the road, Imam Hussein drives them… Read more »

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

Corbin was a philosopher, Iranologist, a great translator when it came to Farsi/French translation, but he NEITHER was a theologian, NOR “professor of Islamic Studies” but director of studies on “Islamism other religions of Arabia”. You forgot that he also was a Freemason in the GLNF (Grande Loge Nationale de France). I bet you will love their symbolism : “Such a society cannot die, And his leadership is present, and likewise present and renewed” => Corbin died in 1978, so he was speaking about the Iranian society under the Shah… Had he died 2-3 years later, events would have forced… Read more »

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

“All religions die by the death of their prophets; …/… Christianity died by the death of Jesus” => Except that NO Christian considers Jesus as a prophet, Gospels are even absolutely clear about it. He’s the messiah. => Jesus is also well known in Hinduism since he spent near half his life between India, Nepal and Tibet where he was seen as a reincarnation of Lord Krishna. => Thus, the divine nature of Jesus for both Christians and Hindus is undeniable. Those seeing Jesus as a prophet are called Anti-Christ : remember he was quoted saying “If you’re not with… Read more »

PELON
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PELON

PIGPEO LEAVE THE DRUG BASTRD

Sweet Robert
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Sweet Robert

PIGMAN is CIA, he recently stated the CIA lies, Cheats, and Steals. He also claims to be a Christian Zionist… He would slaughter Americans and commit Americans’ sons & daughters to fight Zionist wars. He is too fat to be a drug user, his brain is wrapped by a warmongering heresy and he is motivated by Greed as his company will make millions.

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

By essence, EVERY Christian is a Zionist…
And every raffidah is an apostate 🙂
Pompeo is into oilfield equipment manufacturing, well, his company will make millions if the B-52 carpet bomb Iranian oil field and Sentry International is contracted by Reza Pahlavi to rebuild 😉
I’m proposing a poll : how will this vile pigmonkey :
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– be bombed again (Furqan Group offered him a trapped tape recorder in 1981)?
will end his miserable life…
Considering how Iranians chant “death to Khamenei”, my advice is he’ll end lynched by a mob.

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

You know, Sweet Robert, this will not be a Zionist war : Khamenei is not only having wet dreams of destroying Israel! His disgusting regime attacked USA before any other country… In fact, the only question I ask myself : the number of casus belli these rascals created is tremendous. It’s a pity none of the NATO countries, which ended with IRGC or Hezbollah or any of this regime of snakes’ proxies, didn’t invoked the Ch.5 of NATO charter, starting by Jimmy Carter himself! How can USA have accepted the storming of an embassy or the bombing of several others!… Read more »

RTfolk
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RTfolk

Who is threatening who?

RTfolk
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RTfolk

Have you been threatened at my front door?

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

“We do not seek war, But Iran’s forty years of killing American soldiers, attacking American facilities, and taking American hostages is a constant reminder that we must defend ourselves.” => Chickenhawk! Best defence is a good offence! “Thou shalt not be deceived by taqiyya or Kitman” – The Gospel of Daeshbags-Sux, 313:1 “The regime in Tehran should understand that any attacks by them or their proxies of any identity against US interests or citizens will be answered with a swift and decisive US response. Our restraint to this point should not be mistaken by Iran for a lack of resolve,”… Read more »

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

That is real politik!

Neil Barron
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Neil Barron

News desk the IRGC is not another countries military. It is a rouge unit in command of the Tyrant in charge trying to protect their asses from being taken over for their evil ways. They have a Military for protecting the State.
They are the leftover of the original sin of terrorism by revolution. They nowhere function like a military for protecting the State. Their budgets are completely independent of each other and IRGC is completely secret.
Now that’s TERRORISM.

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

Exact!

Sweet Robert
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Sweet Robert

Founder of Al-Qaeda and the largest drug dealer, The C.I.A. not IRGC.

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

Don’t you know that it was Imhad Mugniyeh, the founder of Hezbollah’s military branch, who PERSONALLY trained Osama bin-Laden and his close aides? That, after leaving Afgha in 2001, Zaqawi (ISIS founder), al-Zawahiri and Hamza bin-Laden took refuge in Iran? That 8 of the 9-11 hijackers had been smuggled to USA by Quds-Force? It must have been a terrible blow to your masters in Tehran when Salman fired Bandar bin-Sultan : Khamenei lost his man in Ryadh… Well, when it comes to drug dealing, you’re very amusing since the biggest bust about cocaine trafficking in Europe in the last 10… Read more »