Iranian Admiral Threatens To Sink US Ships2 min read

The naval commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Admiral Ali Fadavi, threatened outright on Iranian television on Saturday to sink US warships if America pulls out of the nuclear deal.

Fadavi asserted in a television interview, as translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), “The actual information that the Americans have about us is much less than what they think they have. When will they figure this out? When it is too late. They will definitely figure it out when their ships are sunk, or when they find themselves in a catastrophic situation.”

The admiral’s smiling face belied his tough talk, which was followed Tuesday by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s speech – also on Iranian TV – in which he warned, according to Reuters, “If anyone betrays the deal, they should know that they will face severe consequences.”

On the same day, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told The Associated Press: “If the United States were to withdraw from the nuclear deal, the immediate consequence in all likelihood would be that Iran would reciprocate and withdraw. There won’t be any deal for Iran to stay in.”

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