BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – The United States is considering the use of military action against Iran if it means preventing the Islamic Republic from attaining a nuclear bomb and other powerful weapons, the U.S. special envoy to Tehran, Brian Hook, told Israel’s Channel 13 this week.

“We’ve made very clear, the President has, that Iran will never acquire a nuclear weapon, and the military option is always on the table,” Hook said.

According to Hook, U.S. President Donald Trump is keen on preventing Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.

​“I think the Israeli people and the American people and the international community should know that President Trump will never allow them to have a nuclear weapon.”

The U.S. administration has repeatedly demanded that the arms embargo against Iran be renewed after it expires in October 2020.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his staff have been pushing to renew the arms embargo against Tehran amid the Islamic Republic’s unveiling of several new weapons, including a plethora of missile systems that were designed domestically.

The arms embargo against Iran has prevented the Islamic Republic from acquiring new stealth jets and other modernized weapons that are developed by allied nations like China and Russia.

However, with the expiration of the arms embargo in October, the Islamic Republic is expected to upgrade its air force with several new military aircraft, with some reports claiming Tehran is eyeing Russia’s Sukhoi jets and China’s J-10.

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Lucs
Lucs
2020-07-05 15:28

O embargo as armas está acabando e os gafanhotos judeus ,assaltantes,bárbaros,covardes, ladrões de povos, assassinos descarados já estão se cagando de medo,