Senator warns of overwhelming Iran strike if USA threatened

Senator warns of overwhelming Iran strike if USA threatened”

President Donald Trump has warned Iran not to threaten the U.S. again or it'll face its "official end", shortly after a rocket landed near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad overnight.

One key lawmaker, Sen.

The warnings came amid concerns about a potential military conflict between the United States and Iran. "If the Iranian threats against American personnel and interests are activated we must deliver an overwhelming military response", Graham tweeted. In response to Trump's tweet, hard-line Jahan news wrote as their headline, "The American President has put the minds of cowards at ease".

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif had a back-and-forth with Donald Trump online amid the ongoing row between Washington and Tehran, which once again escalated over the weekend.

Trump denied the report but said he would send a lot more than that number if there was going to be a fight.

Trump's description of Iran's recent actions stood somewhat in contrast with the portrayal given by his national security team. Sen. "#EconomicTerrorism & genocidal taunts won't "end Iran", he tweeted.

On Saturday, Mr Zarif had insisted that Iran did not want a war.

The Trump administration has been on high alert in response to what officials have deemed specific and credible threats from Iran against US personnel in the Middle East.

Mr Trump said on Monday that he could negotiate with Tehran "if and when they are ever ready".

But there has been no apparent let-up in the tensions between the United States, its regional allies and Iran. The heavily fortified area within Baghdad was subjected to repeated rocket and other attacks throughout the US -led occupation of Iraq, which officially ended in 2011, but has been the target of sporadic indirect weapons fire since then, as well. No injuries or damage were reported.

U.S. Central Command spokesman Capt. Bill Urban said the Pentagon was aware of an explosion outside the embassy, adding, "There were no U.S. or coalition casualties, and Iraqi Security Forces are investigating the incident".

A State Department spokesman says the US will not tolerate such attacks and that it will hold Iran responsible "if any such attacks are conducted by its proxy militia forces".

A Saudi-owned satellite news channel says Yemen's Houthi rebels have fired two missiles into the kingdom that later were intercepted.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet on Sunday announced it would begin "enhanced security patrols" in worldwide waters with members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, which includes Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

And on Sunday Iran's Fars news agency reported that the commander of the elite Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, Maj Gen Hossein Salami, also said Iran was not seeking a conflict - but added that the U.S. was "afraid of war and don't have the will for it".

The fast combat support ship USNS Arctic transports cargo to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln during a replenishment-at-sea in the Arabian Sea, May 19, 2019.

Iran has always said it does not seek nuclear weapons.

But in a sign of brewing confrontation a year after Washington quit a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and reimposed sanctions on it, Tehran announced a fourfold increase in its rate of production of low-grade uranium enrichment.

Under the deal Iran may enrich uranium to 3.67% purity - far below the 90% of weapons grade, and also below the 20% level to which Iran refined uranium before the deal.

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