WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Sunday issued a warning to Iran, saying that if the Islamic republic attacks American interests, it will be destroyed.
"If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again," Trump said in a tweet.
Tensions and concerns about a possible conflict have been on the rise as the United States has deployed a carrier group and B-52 bombers off the coast of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates to counter an alleged and unexplained threat from Iran.
Meanwhile, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), including Saudi Arabia has approved Washington’s request to deploy more military forces in the waters of the Arabian Gulf.
The Main objective of the move is to allow Washington and the Gulf nations to work together to deter any aggression or military threat from Iran against its neighbours or interests in the region.
The relationship has also been strained between Washington and Tehran lately after Trump issued a resolution earlier this month to try to stop Iran’s oil exports completely.
With inputs from ANI