“Any move in the Persian Gulf waters by the US will receive Iran’s all-out response,” said Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan in a recent interview with the Arab news network, Aljazeera, Mehr News Agency reported.
Dehqan, also the former defense minister of Iran, ruled out the possibility of talks over Iran’s missile program, adding that Iran will continue its regional policies.
Trump ignited tensions with Iran after taking office by pulling the US out of the nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). He re-imposed harsh unilateral sanctions against Iran with the hope of reaching a new deal with Tehran. Iran has stressed there would be no new round of talks with US unless the latter returns to the JCPOA and honor its commitments under the nuclear deal.
Dehqan also told Aljazeera that Iran is ready for unconditional talks with Saudi Arabia.
He said the Saudi government should admit its defeat in its war against Yemen war and adopt a new policy.
The war on Yemen, he continued, is a futile adventure and the Saudi government should be held accountable for the consequences.
A Saudi-led war on Yemen has caused what the United Nations describes as the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.