Iranian Army Chief Threatens U.S.

The USS John C. Stennis

Iranian Army Chief Ataollah Salehi recently threatened the United States, stating that if U.S. naval carriers return to the Persian Gulf after Iranian naval exercises have been completed, then Iran will take action. The U.S. naval carriers usually stationed in the Persian Gulf left the area prior to Iran’s ten-day naval exercise, which ended this Monday.

“Iran will not repeat its warning,” Salehi told the Iranian state news agency. “The enemy’s carrier has been moved to the Sea of Oman because of our drill. I recommend and emphasize to the American carrier not to return to the Persian Gulf.”

Relations between the U.S. and Iran have been increasingly strained over the past few weeks. Recently, in response to growing sanctions against the Islamic Republic, Iran threatened to close of the Strait of Hormuz, through which 40% of the world’s oil supply is shipped. In response to Iran’s threat, the Obama administration responded by moving the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis through the Strait of Hormuz.

Obama has kept pressure on Iran, and on New Year’s Eve the President signed a bill imposing new sanctions on financial institutions that deal with Iran’s central bank. This new bill, along with the threat of further sanctions targeting Iran’s oil industry, has hit Iran’s economy hard.

In the face of this growing pressure, Tehran has announced its willingness to renew talks over its nuclear program with the 5+1 powers, which include the U.S., U.K., Britain, France, Russia, and China. According to Israeli Political Science Professor Amiel Ungar, Iran’s sudden interest in renewing talks is designed to cause a split between the U.S. and the E.U. in order to avoid an oil embargo.

If there was ever a time when the U.S. needed to show leadership, it is now. It should be obvious to all that renewed talks will only serve Iran’s interest. The U.S. must lead the way for an oil embargo against Iran, because this is the last chance to stop the Iranian nuclear bomb from happening – that is, outside of a military strike.

Author: Stand For Israel | January 3, 2012
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What do you think?

  • Ralston
    January 8, 2012
    8:40 pm

    First of all, anything that Iran says in the way of threat to the U.S., is a joke. The only real problem is that they are fooling around with nuclear weaponry, which they do not realize, I don’t think, how dangerous this is. The problem that the U.S has, is extremely weak leadership. We have the weaponry to make the whole country over there a memory in a split second and leaders with no guts controlling it.

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  • Cheryl
    January 6, 2012
    2:39 pm

    If there was ever a time for the US to show leadership it is NOW! tHE BIBLE tells us God will bless those who bless Israel and curse those who curse her. America is on the cutting edge. Pray for our leaders.

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  • william
    January 6, 2012
    1:26 am

    until the united states has a missile or something to kill irans 300 mph torpedo super cavitating torpedo.we must stay back 300 miles,keeping our helicopters jet fighters away from fuel.we would have

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    • william
      January 6, 2012
      1:28 am

      to avoid irans fast torpedo,we have many missiles,to blast iran

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  • Gregg
    January 4, 2012
    6:56 am

    Iran is our next mission for the U.S. I’ve always believed that, So be it Iran

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  • Dan C
    January 4, 2012
    1:38 am

    Oh, if only they would go through with their threats … but then, we’d need leaders in place that would do more than talk and sanction the Muslims.

    This statement, “If there was ever a time when the U.S. needed to show leadership, it is now,” says it all. This is the price we pay for investing in “hope” rather than sound leadership- we have a legislator in the White House; and one with scant experience at that. Legislators by their nature compromise, and compromise is NOT always leadership! Oh well, maybe we’ll get lucky and Iran will commit an act of war we can’t ignore, compromise over or “talk” about. I just hope no one is killed for our “hopeless” leadership.


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  • Tim
    January 3, 2012
    6:56 pm

    A Song. A Psalm of Asaph. Do not keep silent, O God! Do not hold Your peace, And do not be still, O God! 2 For behold, Your enemies make a tumult; And those who hate You have lifted up their head. 3 They have taken crafty counsel against Your people, And consulted together against Your sheltered ones. 4 They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may… be remembered no more.” 5 For they have consulted together with one consent; They form a confederacy against You: 6 The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites; Moab and the Hagrites; 7 Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek; Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre; 8 Assyria also has joined with them; They have helped the children of Lot. Selah 9 Deal with them as with Midian, As with Sisera, As with Jabin at the Brook Kishon, 10 Who perished at En Dor, Who became as refuse on the earth. 11 Make their nobles like Oreb and like Zeeb, Yes, all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna, 12 Who said, “Let us take for ourselves The pastures of God for a possession.” 13 O my God, make them like the whirling dust, Like the chaff before the wind! 14 As the fire burns the woods, And as the flame sets the mountains on fire, 15 So pursue them with Your tempest, And frighten them with Your storm. 16 Fill their faces with shame, That they may seek Your name, O Lord. 17 Let them be confounded and dismayed forever; Yes, let them be put to shame and perish, 18 That they may know that You, whose name alone is the Lord, Are the Most High over all the earth.

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  • Hugh
    January 3, 2012
    6:54 pm

    This is ridiculous! By his own statement, they see us as their enemy. We should send our carriers back in with orders that if the Iranians make a hostile gesture, we blow them out of the water/sky.

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    • Wayne
      January 4, 2012
      12:56 pm

      Hey this is the leadership America voted into power. Maybe we should look inward first, take care of our own for once. It doesn’t really matter anyway God is wrapping things up,get your house in order

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      • michele
        January 8, 2012
        2:49 pm

        I agree whole heartedly. God is wrapping things up. So we need to be the laborers because is the harvest is ripe.

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      • Ricki
        January 11, 2012
        8:47 am

        Correction Wayne, SOME Americans voted him in…Many of us did NOT.

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    • Mechelle
      January 6, 2012
      12:25 pm

      My thoughts exactly!!! The move makes us look like cowards indeed!

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