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Iran can sink U.S. warships with 'secret weapons', says military

Christian Fernsby |
Iran can sink U.S. warships sent to the Gulf region using missiles and “secret weapons”, a senior Iranian military official was quoted as saying by Mizan.


The United States on Friday announced the deployment of 1,500 troops to the Middle East, describing it as an effort to bolster defenses against Iran as it accused the country’s Revolutionary Guards of direct responsibility for this month’s tanker attacks.

“America.. is sending two warships to the region. If they commit the slightest stupidity, we will send these ships to the bottom of the sea along with their crew and planes using two missiles or two new secret weapons,” General Morteza Qorbani, an adviser to Iran’s military command, told Mizan.

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Saturday warned that sending U.S. military forces to the Middle East would heighten tension in the Gulf region.

“These actions are also a threat to global peace and stability,” Zarif said in statements cited by the official IRNA news agency.

“Such dangerous moves should be encountered,” he said. “The U.S. is leveling baseless allegations against Iran to justify its aggressive policy towards the Islamic Republic.”

“Such a step would only heighten tensions in the Persian Gulf region,” Zarif warned.

Bernie Sanders lashed back a comments calling for him to "apologize" for his condemnation of an United States armed conflict with Iranian forces in the Middle East after tensions have risen to abnormal levels between the two countries.

Sanders proclaimed on Twitter that he will "apologize to no one," saying that he supports a peaceful diplomatic solution and will continue to oppose an armed conflict with Iran.

"I was right about Vietnam. I was right about Iraq. I will do everything in my power to prevent a war with Iran. I apologize to no one," Sanders tweeted, a post that included a video explaining his reasoning.


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