A top Iranian naval commander, Admiral Ali Fadavi, has threatened to sink the United States Navy’s ships should President Trump pull the U.S. out of the nuclear deal. He warned that the US would find itself in a “catastrophic situation” because of lacking the “actual information” as to Iranian military might.
Trump is threatening to tear up the 2015 agreement aimed at curbing nuclear efforts unless European capitals agree to supplement it with tougher controls on Tehran’s missile program and future ability to return to nuclear fuel enrichment.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday warned the US that it would face serious consequences should it pull out of the deal, which Washington says falls short of preventing Iran from producing atomic weapons.
“I am telling those in the White House that if they do not live up to their commitments, the Iranian government will react firmly,” Rouhani said in a speech broadcast live on state television, according to Reuters.
“If anyone betrays the deal, they should know that they would face severe consequences,” he added.
Source: Times of Israel