Iran to U.S.: Bases would not be secure if ‘America does anything wrong’

September 28, 2018

The Hill:

A senior Iranian cleric on Friday claimed that if Washington continues to seek conflict with Tehran, then their bases would no longer be secure.

“If America does anything wrong, their bases around Iran would not remain secure,” Tehran Friday prayer leader Ayatollah Mohammadali Movahedi Kermani was quoted as saying by the Mizan news agency. He did not elaborate on the threat.

This comment is most likely in response to a new report from the State Department released on Tuesday. The report focused on the risk that Iran’s missile capabilities pose to allies in the region. It claimed that Iran has “a stockpile of hundreds of missiles that threaten its neighbors in the region.”

President Trump echoed these claims on Tuesday in a speech at the United Nations General Assembly.

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