Iran’s Foreign Minister: If US retaliates for Saudi bombings, there will be “all-out war” with “a lot of casualties”

As The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Iran shows, the Islamic Republic of Iran has wanted war with the United States for a very long time. They may be trying to bring it about now in order to topple Trump, who has stymied them with new sanctions: the American Left will be able to blame Trump for the war and claim that the Iran nuke deal would have prevented it. Or at very least, they hope to drive up oil prices, which will harm the American economy and thereby help elect the Democratic candidate in 2020. The Iranian mullahs are far more effective in making the case for the Democrats than the Democrats themselves.

“Iran warns of ‘all-out war’ if US retaliates in wake of Saudi oil facility bombings,” by Greg Norman, Fox News, September 19, 2019:

Iran warned Thursday that an “all-out war” could break out if any country attacks it following weekend bombings of Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities that the U.S. believes Tehran orchestrated.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s stark message to CNN comes a day after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted that the “Iranian regime’s threatening behavior will not be tolerated.”

“I am making a very serious statement that we don’t want to engage in a military confrontation,” Zarif said in an interview with the channel. “But we won’t blink to defend our territory.”

When asked what would be the consequence of a U.S. or Saudi strike, Zarif said: “All-out war.”

It would cause “a lot of casualties,” he added.

Pompeo, who arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday, said America is always pushing for a peaceful resolution.

America’s top diplomat met earlier Thursday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah over Saturday’s attack on a crucial oil processing facility and oil field, which halved the kingdom’s oil production. Yemen’s Iranian-backed Houthi rebels have claimed the attack, but the U.S. alleges Iran carried out the assault….

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