Iran cautioned the U.S. on Saturday against going via with reported deliberate military drills in coordination with Israel.
“Providing conditions for military commanders to test Iranian missiles with real targets will cost the aggressors a heavy price,” an unnamed military official mentioned, in accordance with Nournews, Reuters reported.
Nournews is affiliated with Iran’s prime safety physique, in accordance with the wire service.
The warning comes after Reuters beforehand reported that Israeli Defense Minister Benjamin Gantz and U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin would talk about military workouts to organize to take out Iran’s nuclear amenities.
A senior U.S. official informed Reuters on the time that the attainable military workouts for the worst attainable situation might be wanted if the U.S. and Iran aren’t in a position to revive the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal.
Former President Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) that was agreed to beneath former President Obama in 2015.
Under President Biden, the U.S. and Iran have engaged in oblique talks over the nuclear deal, however the negotiations have hit a snag. Very little progress has been made since talks in Vienna.
Iran has been enriching uranium as much as 20-percent purity with 166 superior machines at its Fordow plant, the International Atomic Energy Agency mentioned.
The Department of Defense confirmed the 2 Defense chiefs met on Thursday and “discussed shared concerns regarding Iran’s nuclear provocations, support for terrorism, and missile program.”
However, officers wouldn’t verify the Reuters report concerning the attainable worst case situation military coaching workouts.
“I know there’s interest in a certain Reuters report,” Pentagon press secretary John Kirby mentioned earlier than the assembly.
“I will tell you this, we routinely conduct exercises and training with our Israeli counterparts and I have nothing to announce to or speak to or point to or speculate about today,” he added.