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Iran Ratchets Up Anti-US Rhetoric with Direct Threat

The relationship between the United States and the Persian nation of Iran hasn’t been entirely healthy since the 1950’s.

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The relationship between the United States and the Persian nation of Iran hasn’t been entirely healthy since the 1950’s.

In the ensuing decades, American interactions in Middle Eastern politics have been a smorgasbord of turbulence from all directions, crescendoing in the early 21st century after Saudi-funded terrorists attacked America on a frightening day in September.

While the US sorted out the aftermath of 9/11 and the following search for Osama Bin Laden all over the map, Iran has been a consistently loud member of the proverbial peanut gallery, chirping away with the fair amount of anti-American noise…along with more than a few instances of bizarre beliefs and officially-held conspiracy theories.

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Now, in one of their most direct threats yet, Iran has claimed that they are capable of hitting US military installations with their missile program.

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A commander in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps on Wednesday said that U.S. bases in the United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan and Iran, as well as aircraft carriers near the Persian Gulf, are within range of the Islamic Republic’s missiles.

“They are within our reach and we can hit them if they (Americans) make a move,” Amirali Hajizadeh, head of the Revolutionary Guards’ airspace division, told Tasnim news agency, according to Reuters.

He added that Iran had improved the accuracy of its weapons and expanded their range.

The rise in tension between the two nations can be attributed to US President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Obama-era “nuclear deal” with Iran and impose sanctions should they refuse to comply.

 

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