US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the United States was prepared for “swift and decisive” action in response to any attack by Iran, as tensions between the Middle East powerplayer and the global hegemon continued to escalate.
“The regime in Tehran should understand that any attacks by them or their proxies of any identity against US interests or citizens will be answered with a swift and decisive US response,” Pompeo said in a statement.
“Our restraint to this point should not be mistaken by Iran for a lack of resolve,” he said.
The moves have sparked concerns of a military confrontation, but Pompeo insisted Thursday: “We do not seek war.”
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