May 16, 2019 05:55 UTC
  • Tehran ready for any eventuality on nuclear issue: Iranian envoy to Britain

Iran’s ambassador to the United Kingdom has warned the country is totally ready for any eventuality, including a war with the United States, over its nuclear case.

Hamid Baeidinejad said on Tuesday that Iran still believed that the US way of handling Iran’s nuclear deal was a theatrical maneuver to pressure the country to accept Washington’s illegal demands.

However, he said, Tehran was fully ready to confront any military action by the US.

“While we have renounced any escalation in the region, I would assure you that Iranian armed forces are fully ready for any eventuality in the region, so they should not try to test the determination of Iran to confront any escalation in the region,” Baeidinejad said.

The comments came after reports suggested the White House planned to send more than 120,000 troops to the Middle East for a potential war with Iran.

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the reports could be “fake” while insisted he had no immediate plan for launching a war on Iran.

Trump has been at odds with the US European allies since he pulled out last year of an international agreement on Iran’s nuclear energy.

On Tuesday, a senior British military commander allied to Western forces fighting in the Middle East openly challenged claims by the US that Iran is posing a new threat to the current security situation in the region.