- - Monday, December 12, 2016

Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan, while speaking at a conference in Tehran, said that were President-Elect Trump to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear “deal” signed by the Obama administration, Iran would destroy the State of Israel. The Islamic regime also threatened to destroy the Gulf kingdoms and start World War III.

The ridiculous rhetoric shows how incompetent the Obama administration was in appeasing Iran in the first place. It also shows how worried Tehran is about the incoming American president and his policies of American strength.

“Even though a businessman, the assistants that … (Trump) has chosen may map a different path for him, and this has led to unease, particularly among Persian Gulf countries … Considering Trump’s character and that he measures the cost of everything in dollars, it does not seem likely that he would take strong action against our country… Enemies may want to impose a war on us based on false calculations and only taking into consideration their material capabilities…Such a war would mean the destruction of the Zionist regime (Israel) … and will engulf the whole region and could lead to a world war … Among other consequences of the war, would be the destruction of the city-states on the southern shore of the Persian Gulf, because they lack popular support,” Dehghan said, reported the Daily Mail.


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