Iran declares it does has no fear of war with the United States claiming the U.S. has not grown in power as bilateral tension continues to mount.
The spokesperson for the Iranian Revolutionary Guard made the remarks Tuesday saying, “The enemy is not more powerful than before.”
Meanwhile, an Iranian foreign ministry spokesperson said the nation does not see “prospect of negotiations” with the United States.
The Iranian official made the remark during a press conference Tuesday according to a Reuters report.
This comes after the U.S. deployed a bomber task force and aircraft carrier strike group to counter Iranian aggression in the region.
President Trump: “I’m not looking that to hurt Iran at all. I’m looking to have Iran say no nuclear weapons. We have enough problems in this world right now with nuclear weapons. No nuclear weapons for Iran.” https://t.co/TXHCE0hTXG pic.twitter.com/q8udd6OzCX
— The Hill (@thehill) May 27, 2019
Although Iran has slammed the move, the president and other officials claim the decision is necessary to counter Iran and its proxies within the Middle East.
President Trump has repeatedly warned the Islamic Republic against its threatening behavior targeting the U.S. saying it will suffer if it chooses otherwise.
During a press conference in Japan earlier this week, President Trump reiterated he is not opposed to opening a line of communication between the U.S. and Iran.
….Iran will call us if and when they are ever ready. In the meantime, their economy continues to collapse – very sad for the Iranian people!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 20, 2019
The president did clarify he is concerned about nuclear proliferation, and he does not seek regime change in the Islamic Republic.