Dubai, Sep 20: Iranian officials have maintained its stance against the United States following Yemen Houthi rebels-claimed drone attacks on Saudi Arabia‘s Aramco oil plants, stating on Friday it would oppose any American plots against the Islamic Republic “from the Mediterranean, to the Red Sea, and to the Indian Ocean”.
According to Reuters, the latest strike in a rhetoric stream from Iranian officials came from General Yahya Rahim-Safavi – Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah’s senior advisor, as President Hassan Rouhani was getting ready to depart for the New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) next week.
On Friday, General Yahya Rahim-Safavi was quoted by state-run IRNA news agency as saying, “If the Americans think of any plots, the Iranian nation will respond from the Mediterranean, to the Red Sea, and to the Indian Ocean.”
“The U.S. president (Donald Trump) will face the same fate as the six presidents before him who failed to impose their political will on the Iranian nation, and Trump will join history with the same yearning,” said Rahim-Safavi – who served as chief commander of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has on Thursday condemned the United States, noting Tehran pursued diplomatic means to ease escalated tensions in the Middle East, whereas Washington has prefered to use military means against the Islamic Republic, according to Sputnik.
The statement comes after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia officially joined the coalition of the US-led international maritime mission that aims at patroling waters nearby Iran. Their decision came following Yemen’s Houthi rebel-claimed drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s Aramco oil plants.