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May 14, 2019 - U.S. President Donald Trump warned the regime in Iran “they will suffer greatly” after carrying out anything in the form of an attack.
On the sideline of a meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbá in the White House on Monday, reporters asked Mr. Trump about reports of Saudi oil tankers and another ship with the Norwegian flag being targets of sabotage attacks off the coast of UAE.
“It's going to be a bad problem for Iran if something happens, I can tell you that," the U.S. President told reporters in the Oval Office. "They're not going to be happy."
Asked to clarify what he meant by a "bad problem," Trump responded: “You can figure it out yourself. They know what I mean by it.”
“Let’s see what happens with Iran, if they do anything, it would be a very bad mistake, if they do anything. I’m hearing little stories about Iran, if they do anything, they will suffer greatly. We’ll see what happens with Iran,” the President told reporters.
Reuters also cited U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday giving “Iran’s detailed threats” to the NATO officials.
The US has, during the past 10 days, dispatched the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier, its strike group and a separate group of bombers to the Persian Gulf region.
Answering reporters on Thursday about whether the threat of a military conflict with Iran regime exists President Trump said, “We can say this possibility always exists. I don’t want to say no, but I hope this doesn’t happen.”
According to USA Today, Trump's remarks come amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran. The Trump administration has warned ships that "Iran or its proxies" could be targeting maritime traffic in the region. And the Pentagon is deploying an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers to the Persian Gulf to counter threats from Tehran.
Pompeo traveled to Brussels en route to Russia to "share intelligence" with allies on the "escalating" threat from Iran. "This seemed like a timely visit on his way to Sochi," U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook told reporters. "The secretary wanted to share some details behind what we have been saying publicly. We believe that Iran should try talks instead of threats. They have chosen poorly by focusing on threats."
The Trump administration has made isolating Iran’s regime a centerpiece of its foreign policy, withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear agreement and imposing a series of crippling sanctions on the mullahs.