Iranian general: Conflict with US would spiral out of control

An Iranian general reportedly warned on Sunday that military conflict with the U.S. would quickly spin out of control. 

Maj. Gen. Gholamali Rashid said that conflict between the countries would have consequences across the Middle East and would put U.S. forces in danger, The Associated Press reported, citing the semi-official Fars news agency. 

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Rashid, who is in charge of military operations in Iran’s armed forces, reportedly made the remarks to the country’s Revolutionary Guards Corps. 

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Tensions between the U.S. and Iran have escalated in recent days after Tehran shot down an unmanned U.S. surveillance drone. President TrumpDonald John TrumpFormer Joint Chiefs chairman: ‘The last thing in the world we need right now is a war with Iran’ Pence: ‘We’re not convinced’ downing of drone was ‘authorized at the highest levels’ Trump: Bolton would take on the whole world at one time MORE tweeted last week that he stopped a retaliatory military strike 10 minutes before it was set to occur after he learned that 150 people would have been killed. 

He later tweeted that the strike had been called off “at this time,” appearing to indicate that a strike against Iran might still be possible.  

U.S. cyber forces have also reportedly attacked Iranian military computer systems, and Trump has announced new sanctions on the country. 

 

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