By Aaron Miller-
U.S president, Donald Trump has categoriaclly denied reports that the White House is reviewing military plans against Iran that could result in it sending 120,000 U.S. troops to the Middle East.
Earlier reports were made in the Newyork Times that the U.S was preparing troops if Iran attacks American forces or steps up work on nuclear weapons. Trump dismissed the report as ”fake news” saying that he would be willing to send troops, but that he’s not planned for that and hopefully won’t have to plan for that.
He said if the U.S. was going to get into a military conflict with Iran, “we’d send a hell of a lot more” troops. His comments came as Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tuesday that there would no war with the United States despite mounting tensions.
U.S. national security agencies believe proxies sympathetic to or working for Iran may have attacked four tankers off the United Arab Emirates , not Iranian forces themselves, a U.S. official familiar with the latest U.S. assessments said on Tuesday.
“Don’t test us” was the response from Hamid Baeidinejad in response to the escalating tension between the U.S and Iran .Ambassador Baeidinejad urged Europe to do more to stand up to the Trump administration.
He said: “Iran has been implementing all its obligations, but the other sides have not been implementing their obligations and that’s a situation that cannot continue in this manner.
“So Iran wanted to give a very important signal that things should be rectified and should be redressed.”