Iran military boss: Armed forces stronger, U.S aircraft carriers vulnerable

From left National Security Adviser John Bolton accompanied by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President Donald Trump speaks before Trump signs a National Security Presidential Memorandum to launch the

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The cleric-cum-head of state said the nation may face a situation which could be far worse than the 1980-88 Iraq war.

Along with the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, the bombers were ordered into CENTCOM after what White House national security adviser John Bolton said last week were a "number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings" from Iran.

Rouhani called on Iranians to unite to find solutions to the economic strain, it said.

"Bolton's statement is a clumsy use of an out-of-date event for psychological warfare", Iran's Supreme National Security Council spokesman Keyvan Khosravi said. He said the United States position will weaken with time, and that there are now no grounds for negotiations with Washington. But with President Trump's new sanctions on Iran's industrial metals such as iron, steel, aluminum and copper, the Iranian economy is expected to shrink even more, according to experts.

After US President Donald Trump (72) was sent off last weekend, its aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the direction of the Persian Gulf and the sanctions against Iran are tightened, reacted in Tehran with the announcement that it would withdraw from the nuclear deal.

"We will resume implementing the commitments when our needs are met, otherwise the Islamic Republic of Iran will stop implementing other obligations phase by phase", the statement says.

The Iranian commander also claimed the USA would not dare take military action against Iran but did not elaborate.

Iranian President Hassan Rohani, whose political fortunes were ruined by the United States withdrawal from the nuclear deal, still tries hard to keep it alive.

On Saturday, the White House reportedly gave Swiss authorities a phone number which Iranian leaders can use to reach President Donald Trump, who earlier urged Tehran to call him amid deteriorating ties between the United States and Iran.

On May 9, Trump urged Iran's leaders to talk with him about giving up their nuclear program but also made it clear he could not rule out a military confrontation with the Islamic Republic. Switzerland as a protection to the American interests and power represents in Tehran.

Acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told CBS Takeout podcast the movement of USA assets to the Middle East was justified after reports of a specific credible threat from Iran to U.S. military, However, he added emphatically, "We are not going to war in Iran".

The Trump administration provided a direct line that the Iranians could call when they're ready to talk, CNN reported.

The President said, "During the Imposed War, nearly all people agreed that the government was not to blame for problems, but Saddam had begun the invasion and warfare, and because people were unanimous in this regard, the conditions were not ideal but fairly good and people helped solve problems".

Rouhani said Iran is facing an "all-out war" of economic and political pressure from USA sanctions.

Rep. Adam Schiff, the California Democrat who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, noted the recent flurry of administration moves against Iran, including moving to cut off Iranian oil exports, designating the Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist group, and sending military assets to the region.

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