This week has been nothing but tensions swelling between America and Iran.
This past Sunday, a bomber task force and an aircraft carrier was sent to the Middle East with intentional force aimed toward Iran in case of retaliation.
Today President Hassan Rouhani is backing out of part of the nuclear deal and is threatening a possible attack on American facilities and troops.
National security advisor John Bolton put out a statement Sunday concerning the growing issue with Iran, “In response to a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings, the United States is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the U.S. Central Command region to send a clear and unmistakable message to the Iranian regime that any attack on United States interests or on those of our allies will be met with unrelenting force.”
Bolton continued, “The United States is not seeking war with the Iranian regime, but we are fully prepared to respond to any attack, whether by proxy, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, or regular Iranian forces.”
A defense official made a statement concerning the possible attack, “There are indications that Iranian forces and proxies were making preparations to possibly attack U.S. forces in the region.”
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo added, “If these actions take place if they do by some third-party proxy, a militia group, Hezbollah, we will hold the Iranian leadership directly accountable for that.”
Thousands of American troops are across the Middle East fighting terrorist and are also prepared for an attack from Iran.
Almost a year to the day, President Trump backed out of a deal and walked out of a sanctions meeting dealing with Iran and its nuclear deal.
President Trump has requested other countries do the same and back out.
Many countries walked out of the Iranian oil deal, and Iran is still bitter about those two deals.
The United States along with eight other countries have phased out of purchasing Iranian oil, and it is crippling their economy.
The nuclear deal made in 2015 will be reduced, and Iran is saying they will stop complying with some parts of it.
They will keep the uranium and “heavy water” along with its nuclear program in Iran and will no longer sell it to other nations.
Rouhani put a deadline in hopes for new terms of the agreement with the U.S. Britain, Germany, France, Russia, China, and the European Union.
He is threatening to gather more uranium if Iran’s terms are not met within 60 days from today.
He told the world in an address which was nationally televised, “We felt that the nuclear deal needs a surgery and the painkiller pills of the last year have been ineffective. This surgery is for saving the deal, not destroying it.”
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted from Moscow, Russia, “After a year of patience, Iran stops measures that (the) U.S. has made impossible to continue and world powers have a narrowing window to reverse this.”
The Secretary of State Mike Pompeo went to Iraq to meet with the Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi and informed them of the hazardous potential and the extreme threat Iran poses.
Pompeo told reporters, “We talked to them about the importance of Iraq ensuring that it’s able to adequately protect Americans in their country. I think everyone will look at the Iranian decision and have to make their own assessment about how much increased risk there is.”
White House officials and the Pentagon made it clear they have no intentions of starting a war with Iran.
Iran-watchers and political scientist realize the dislike the National Security Advisor John Bolton and the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have against Iran, but they assure that America will not be the ones to start the war.
Congress and Senator Tim Kaine, a Democrat from Virginia, weighed in on the issues.
“I’m deeply worried that the Trump administration is leading us toward an unnecessary war with Iran. Let me make one thing clear: The Trump administration has no legal authority to start a war against Iran without the consent of Congress.”
While Pompeo and Bolton both stated, “The (nuclear deal) is doing what it was designed to do: preventing Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. As such, the deal is too important to be allowed to die.”
In allowing this or a direct attack, it would bring about war with Iran for sure.