Iranian military official: “Iran can sink US  warships with 'secret weapon'”

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25 May 2019

The statement comes after US President Donald Trump did not rule out earlier that the Pentagon may send 1,500 more troops to the Middle East, following the deployment of a carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the region. The goal is to contain what Washington describes as an alleged Iranian threat, ONA reports citing Sputnik.

Iran has signalled readiness to use its “secret” weaponry in order to sink US warships which were earlier delivered to the Persian Gulf region.

“America […] is sending two warships to the region. If they commit the slightest stupidity, we will send these ships to the bottom of the sea along with their crew and planes using two missiles or two new secret weapons”, General Morteza Qorbani, an adviser to Iran's military command, told the semi-official Iranian news agency Mizan.

“A war with Iran, either by choice or miscalculation, would produce dramatic repercussions in an already destabilized Middle East and drag the United States into another armed conflict at immense financial, human, and geopolitical cost,” the letter, in particular, reads.

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