Senior Iranian cleric Ayatollah Yousef Tabatabai-Nejad has dismissed the US carrier group’s deployment in the Middle East, suggesting that the fleet could be easily destroyed in the event of war.

“Their billion-dollar fleet can be destroyed with one missile,” Tabatabai-Nejad said, speaking in Isfahan on Friday, Reuters has reported, citing local media.

“If they attempt any move, they will [face] dozens of missiles because at that time government officials won’t be in charge to act cautiously, but instead things will be in the hands of our beloved leader,” the cleric added, referring to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Earlier, US Department of Defence spokesperson Cmdr. Rebecca Rebarich told Sputnik that the USS Abraham Lincoln had arrived in the US Navy’s Middle Eastern area of operations on Thursday, with the deployment following the arrival of nuclear-capable B-52 bombers in the region a day earlier.

The deployment comes following back-to-back warnings by John Bolton and Secretary of State that the US would retaliate to any Iranian attack against the US or its allies with “unrelenting force.” On Wednesday, US Central Command chief Gen. Frank McKenzie called Iran and its “malign ambitions” the biggest threat to his area of responsibility and the world, and said that while the US wasn’t looking to pick a fight with Tehran, it wouldn’t shy away from one either, boasting that “if a fight is to be had…it won’t be a fair fight.

Iran dismissed the carrier group’s deployment as an “unskillful” attempt at waging “psychological war against Iran.”

Earlier, US officials told CNN that Iran was reportedly moving short-range ballistic missiles by sea in the Persian Gulf area ahead of the US carrier group’s arrival. Tehran has not commented on the reports.

Iran is known to have a large arsenalof domestically developed conventional short-, medium- and long-range missile systems, including long-range ballistic and cruise capabilities. The US, Europe, Saudi Arabia and Israel have called these weapons a threat to regional security, while Tehran has insisted that the missiles were a “non-negotiable”deterrent for its security.

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Long-standing tensions between Iran and the US escalated again in recent weeks after the US refused to renew waivers to secondary sanctions on several major importers of Iranian crude oil. Iran announced Wednesday that it would discontinue some of its commitments under the nuclear deal and would resume enriching uranium at higher levels after a 60 day period.

Washington reneged on the nuclear deal in May 2018, slapping Tehran with a series of increasingly tough banking and energy sanctions in a bid to cripple the country’s economy.

 

 

Source: Sputnik

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manooch kargar
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manooch kargar

why would you print such nosecones, clearly he did not say it the way you reporting no one is that dumb is beneath a credit worthy media

Daeshbags-Sux
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Oh, they have even dumber ones like IRGC’s general Salafi which compares to Baghdad Bob, except Baghdad Bob never believed the BS he was saying, while Salafi obviously believes his own bias…

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“Iranian women who wear immodest clothing have caused the nation’s rivers to run dry and damaged the environment” – Ayatollah Youssef Tabatabai-Nejad He also blamed drought on selfies… +++ “Their billion-dollar fleet can be destroyed with one missile,” => You’d need to grow bälls before ? Dog that barks doesn’t bites. I double dog dare you to sing an US fleet. Show us what you can do. BTW : Iranian platforms exploiting the undersea South-Pars gas field worth $38B and they don’t carry more than 500 missiles like the cruisers and destroyers into an US Carrier fleet do 😉 Remember… Read more »

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Maisara Muallil

Dont be arrogant because US have patriot. It like David and Golayot. US made themselvs owner of the world to be worship and whatever they wish should be followed its indeed insane. Someone should stop it.. American should punish their own Satanic leaders or else will be all dead. If war comes its not only IRAN many countries will follow because US WILL NOT STOP at IRAN many countries will be next. US OFFICIALS are WARLIKE they have confident to get what they want never care about humanity specially the poorest one. Oneday US will colapse and humillate because GOD… Read more »

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John

So why your central comand call Iran the biggest threat to to his area of responsibility and the world is it a lie then.

Gryz
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Gryz

Yeah… granted, dog barking indeed, just like friendo Bibi and his empty talk of going it alone right into Iran for the past 19 years without a move to walk the talk. Indeed there are loads of barking everywhere these days, from one side of the ME straight to the other. Except that this particular Iranian cleric is an absolute nobody with regards to the highest circles of power, and if had of once of actual culture regrading this country, you would know that there are plenty of these clowns spitting their religious and political bs around every now and… Read more »

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Intelligence sources confirm this morning that Iranian President Rouhani has been sidelined by the Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) after the nuclear deal became viewed as a complete failure. While Rouhani keeps his title, he is now merely an Observer; with IRGC calling all the shots. Among their first acts: Informing Iran Proxies they are now free to attack adversaries. This morning on the east coast of the USA, word arrived that Iran regime has told some of its proxy forces and surrogates that they can now go after military personnel and assets in the region, according to three U.S.… Read more »

Maisara Muallil
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Maisara Muallil

I hope and pray that the Iranian can do that base of US fake and bias info. Iran never invade any countries or create any chaos in the hemisohere only US…. US will easily deminized coumtries who does vow to US DESIRE this is US Policies including their medias.We was brainwash or hypnotised by US LIES CHEAT STEAL said PAMPEO. CAN the whole world not realized Satanic US govt. Can we let these Devil co ntineous their corrupt desires???

Maisara Muallil
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Maisara Muallil

US Govt. long desire to invade Iran. They already demonized Iran with their fake news and false alligation. US believed they can easily dismantle Iran govt.with their mighty hummer and suck IRAN OIL that is US desire US GOVT ARE CONTROLED BY DADJAL.