US Threatens ‘Swift And Decisive’ Response To Any Iran Attack

Mike Pompeo, director of the Central Intelligence Agency and U.S. secretary of state nominee for President Donald Trump, sits during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C., on April 12, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer

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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