Iran just issued a major threat against the U.S., demonstrating once again they are not a country that can be negotiated with as President Obama has insisted.
The Iranian army’s Deputy Chief of Staff Brigadier General Ali Shadmani declared that the country “will shut the Strait of Hormuz” and ‘kill the sedition’ of any country they deem ‘enemies.’
Via Fox News:
Iran is threatening again to close the Strait of Hormuz – a key Persian Gulf shipping route – “if the enemy makes a small mistake” and threatens the Islamic Republic, one of its generals boasted Tuesday.
The oil shipping waterway has frequently been the subject of diplomatic clashes between Tehran and Washington.
“If the enemy makes a small mistake, we will shut the Strait of Hormuz, kill their sedition in the bud and endanger the arrogant powers’ interests,” Iranian army’s Deputy Chief of Staff Brigadier General Ali Shadmani said, according to the Fars news agency.
Iran has used the Persian Gulf as a test site for rocket launches, the Times of Israel reports.
Breitbart News reports that previous threats to shut down the strait have been specifically leveled at the United States and their allies.
“In May the deputy commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard, Gen. Hossein Salami, warned that Iranian forces would close the strategic gateway to the Persian Gulf to the United States and its allies if they ‘threaten’ the Islamic Republic,” the report stated.
This of course hasn’t been the first time Iran has been aggressive and hostile towards the U.S. since President Obama granted them a nuclear deal that jeopardized American safety.
In January, Iran detained 10 American sailors after they navigated inside Iranian territorial waters. Secretary of State John Kerry thanked the regime despite video showing sailors crying and apologizing, and despite images that also showed them being mocked.
This – THIS is the regime Obama has chosen to negotiate with? They know our president is a weak leader, which is why they’re issuing threats.
Cross-posted at the Political Insider