Iran facing Trump & consequences

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Iranian nuclear reactorA retired Navy officer and military analyst believes Iran could alienate other countries if it doesn't comply with the international agreement that keeps it from making nuclear weapons.

Tensions are mounting as Iran announced it could soon start enriching uranium to just a step away from weapons-grade levels. In response, the Pentagon is sending an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East aimed at deterring Iran and reassuring allies about safety of shipping lanes. The Iranians are likely responsible for the recent attacks on two tankers near the Persian Gulf.

CMD Kirk Lippold (USN-Ret.) commanded the USS Cole when it was attacked by terrorists in 2000.

"When we are starting to put forces into the region, I think it's purely as precaution," he begins. "Clearly the Iranians are willing to take violent action, which they have done for decades without having any consequences."

Lippold

But things are different now, says the retired Navy office. "… Now we have a president who is saying No, you will suffer consequences if you harm or hurt not only Americans, but also interfere with international shipping in a waterway like the Strait of Hormuz."

And Lippold predicts there will be consequences for the Iranians if they move forward with uranium enrichment.

"If they are going to restart the reprocessing facilities to begin to turn that low-grade uranium into weapons-grade uranium, clearly it is off at that point," he tells OneNewsNow. "And then [I think] the rest of the world will also … come to the side of the United States and being to reimpose their own sanctions that are going to further squeeze it."

The Iranian regime has shown no willingness to negotiate another deal and has pledged not to enter into talks with the United States while the administration keeps up the pressure with sanctions.

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