DONALD TRUMP “would not dare” attack Iran because military commanders in Washington were wary of the country’s military power, a senior Iranian minister has claimed.
Meanwhile the country’s political leader, Hassan Rouhani, reopened his war of words with Donald Trump by claiming: “He can’t be trusted.” Relations between Washington and Tehran have taken a significant nosedive in recent years, especially since Mr Trump pulled his country out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) aimed at preventing Iran developing nuclear weapons, citing repeated violations.
The USA consequently imposed stringent sanctions targeting Iranian oil experts, while Mr Trump said earlier this year he called off an airstrike over concerns about the heavy number of casualties which would result.
During an interview with Russian broadcaster RT, Seyed Abbas Araqchi, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs, said Washington would never attack his country because Mr Trump was wary of what he called Iran’s “high defence power”.
He said: “We are fully confident because we are completely prepared.”
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