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UK Foreign Secretary To Iran: Don’t Underestimate U.S. Resolve, Trump Will Retaliate If Attacked

UK Foreign Secretary To Iran: Don’t Underestimate U.S. Resolve, Trump Will Retaliate If Attacked

British Foreign Secretary: “They don’t want a war with Iran. But if American interests are attacked, they will retaliate.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWfto6cpk_A

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt told the Iranian regime not to “underestimate the resolve of the U.S.” following hostile measures by Tehran.

“They don’t want a war with Iran. But if American interests are attacked, they will retaliate,” he warned.

Hunt’s statement comes amid a series of aggressive actions carried out by the Iranian regime like Tehran’s involvement in sabotaging four oil tankers in the Persian Gulf.  U.S. intelligence believes Iran attacked two Saudi ships, one belonging to the United Arab Emirates and a Norwegian vessel, with explosive charges earlier this month. On Sunday, a Katyusha rocket landed close to the U.S. embassy in Baghdad. The attack was reportedly carried out by an Iran-allied Shiite militia.

In response to growing Iranian aggression, the U.S. has pulled out all non-emergency staff from their diplomatic missions in Iraq and placed the troops stationed in the region on high alert.

British newspaper The Telegraph reported the Foreign Secretary’s statement:

Britain has told Iran not to underestimate the resolve of the US, warning that if American interests were attacked then Washington would retaliate.

“I would say to the Iranians: Do not underestimate the resolve on the US side,” Jeremy Hunt, Foreign Secretary, told reporters on the sidelines of the World Health Assembly in Geneva.

“They don’t want a war with Iran. But if American interests are attacked, they will retaliate. And that is something that the Iranians needs to think about very, very carefully.”

The rhetoric coming from the regime’s top brass matches Iran’s military aggression. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani rejected President Donald Trump’s earlier offer for talks. “Today’s situation is not suitable for talks, and our choice is resistance only,” Rouhani said. Major General Hossein Salami, chief of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard, taunted the resolve of the U.S. armed forces: “The difference between us and them is that they are afraid of war and don’t have the will for it.”

The regime also poses a threat to its European partners as many of them continue to work diligently to keep the Obama-era nuclear deal afloat. Rouhani threatened to flood Europe with drugs and refugees if the EU countries fail to get Tehran’s faltering economy back on track. “You are obliged,” Rouhani told European leader earlier this month, “for your own security, for protecting your youths against drugs as well as controlling influx of immigrants.”

Reeling under Tehran’s pressure, the EU has started to set up a unique payment mechanism, which will allow Iranian oil imports into Europe by circumventing U.S. sanctions.

But unlike the European leaders, President Donald Trump has refused to budge despite Tehran’s bullying. He has repeatedly warned the regime not to engage in hostile actions against the United States. “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again,” the U.S. President tweeted Saturday.

Hunt is correct in warning the Mullahs to refrain from testing the U.S. resolve with President Trump at its helm. The Islamic regime, after it enjoyed eight years of the Obama administration, is still having a tough time adjusting to the new reality. Trump, unlike the typical career politicians in Europe and the Western world, may respond in kind to acts of Iranian aggression against the U.S. and its allies.

Trump to Tehran: ‘If they do anything they will suffer greatly.’

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“The difference between us and them is that they are afraid of war and don’t have the will for it.”

That’s what Japan thought in December 1941, IIRC.

    alaskabob in reply to Perfesser33. | May 21, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    But that was 1941. US has not been consistent since then… and Jimmy Carter along with Obama have been more recent templates for inaction or imprudent actions.

    A dangerous precedent is a “measured response”. No tit for tat with Iran. This could have been avoided years ago without the larger risk now.

      Halcyon Daze in reply to alaskabob. | May 21, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      Murum aries attigit.

      Don’t the “experts” realize that the attackers have already factored a “proportional response” into their plans are are thus willing to absorb it as the cost of doing business? The answer is that the response must be overwhelmingly non-proportional and excessive, something they are not willing/able to absorb.

Trump should send them a bust of Alexander The Great.

I think Trump will be tempted to use one of the new EMP bombs that the Pentagon just aquired. It would completely fry electronics. Once can only guess what the impact of something like that would be on an Iranian city.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to MattMusson. | May 21, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    It is a shame that we did not kick the living shit out of Iran when they grabbed our people.

    Valerie in reply to MattMusson. | May 21, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    Iranian city? Or a cluster (or six) of centrifuges?

    The show would be easily as entertaining as the Stuxnet caper.

inspectorudy | May 21, 2019 at 2:32 pm

It looks like there is one person inGB who understands America’s resolve! Under obama they knew that he would do nothing except talk. There is a new sheriff in town!

American Human | May 21, 2019 at 3:00 pm

War, any war regardless of its necessity or righteousness, is now and will be forever used in the congress for political gamesmanship. We could have fought the Vietnamese and won but Johnson never set a political goal. “Stop the NV from coming to South Vietnam and trying to take over” was about as close as he got to a political goal. The goal was never to destroy North Vietnam. If it was then the Military could have done that. China would not have helped the NV and Russia was too far away.
Even nowadays, people bring up WWII and believe that we never should have done this or never should have done that and aren’t we bad people for bombing Dresden and etc. The only ones who can wage all out war now are the bad guys. If we were attacked by Iran and went to war, would it involve landings and aerial bombings and long hard-fought campaigns to utterly destroy the evil Iranian regime? No, it would be the same as it has been since North Korea and Vietnam.
What would happen if when attacked, Trump went all out and made total and complete war on Iran with high-level bombing campaigns, beach landings in a couple of areas, port blockades, sub warfare, until Iran was totally and utterly defeated? The media and the democrats would continually show how the poor innocents were targeted by Trump simply because they were Islam or a different color. The media and the democrats would go all out in favor of the poor Iranians and do their best to use it all to destroy Trump. They would literally join the other side while all the time pretending to be righteously indignant and how “This is not who we are!”
Don’t think this wouldn’t happen.

PDJT will make Operation Praying Mantis look like a love tap.

I hope he targets the IRG leadership using nighttime stealth raids, as well as hitting all major internal LOC choke points, not to mention turning the Iranian “navy” into a series of fishing reef locations.

JusticeDelivered | May 21, 2019 at 5:33 pm

40+ water reservoirs and hydroelectric dams are ready for destruction.

broomhandle | May 21, 2019 at 6:55 pm

Take over the Iranian side of the Straight of Hormuz, plant the flag and annex it as a U.S. territory. Build a military base on it and launch attacks from it continuously until Iran submits in humiliation.

TrickyRicky | May 22, 2019 at 8:34 am

Rouhani threatened to flood Europe with drugs and refugees if the EU countries fail to get Tehran’s faltering economy back on track. “You are obliged,” Rouhani told European leader earlier this month, “for your own security, for protecting your youths against drugs as well as controlling influx of immigrants.”

Nice continent you have there….be a shame if anything happened to it.
HEY EU, nice people you’re in bed with.

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