Iran president warns about repercussions of potential strike
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi says Tehran will not start a war but will give a decisive and strong response to any adventurism seeking to bully the Islamic Republic.
have said many times that we will not be the initiator of any war, but if a
country or a cruel force wants to bully the Islamic Republic of Iran, it will
respond firmly," Raisi said in an address to a large crowd of people in
the city of Minab in the southern province of Hormozgan on Friday.
said Iran's military power does not pose any threat to the countries in West
Asia but it is a source of security that the regional states can rely on.
said the enemies used to resort to the language of threat against Iran and even
said a military option was on the table, but now they announce that they do not
seek any confrontation with the Islamic Republic.
reiterated the deterrent nature of Iran's military might.
president further pointed to his tour of an exhibition of the Islamic
Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy earlier in the day and said the enemies
cannot tolerate such innovations by Iranian experts and specialists.
officials have in recent days spoken of plans to launch a series of strikes
against Iranian targets inside Iraq and Syria in response to an attack that
killed three American soldiers in Jordan at the weekend. US President Joe Biden
blamed what he called "Iranian-backed groups" mainly based in Iraq
for the attack, which also wounded at least 34.
has denied any involvement in the attacks on US forces in the region, saying
regional resistance groups do not take orders from Tehran, nor does the Islamic
Republic have a role in their decisions to carry out retaliatory operations in
defense of the Palestinian people.