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Iranian Defense Minister: We’re Ready for War with America

Iran is stepping up its aggressive invective against the US, even after negotiations with world powers over its nuclear program held in Lausanne, Switzerland, inconclusively passed a March 31 deadline and continued with no outline of a deal in sight.

Iranian Defense Minister Hussein Dehqan responded sharply after US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Tuesday that if a deal isn’t reached regarding Iran’s nuclear program, “the military option certainly will remain on the table.”

The comment was an “empty statement,” according to Dehqan, who said the US has repeatedly made such threats out of a feeling of weakness over its ineffective attempts to steer the nuclear talks and limit Iran’s nuclear aspirations.

Dehqan claimed Carter’s statements reinforce the Iranian lack of trust in America, and do not in the slightest influence Iran’s positions in the talks about its controversial nuclear program.

According to the Iranian defense minister, Iran is ready at all times to deal with any threat its enemies can present, and is prepared to respond harshly on the battlefield.

Ridiculing the US, Dehqan said it appears Carter is suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease, for if he was able to remember the American “failures” in the Middle East and the world, he surely would not make such “empty threats.”


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