In light of the ongoing efforts to return the US administration to nuclear negotiations with Iran, after the collapse of the agreement concluded in 2015 following the withdrawal of former President Donald Trump from it, The US Central Command confirmed today, Monday, its readiness for any developments with Iran.
The Commander of Central Central Command, General Kenneth Mackenzie, indicated that “our strict preparations for any developments with Iran are in place,” stressing the need for “containing Iran’s ballistic missiles, which are a source of concern.”“.
MacKenzie considered that “the unification of Washington and Europe towards Iran is a source of strength in the framework of any solution,” adding that “diplomatic efforts are necessary with Iran in parallel with the military preparation“.
In another context, General McKenzie emphasized that “Saudi Arabia has the desire and sincere intention to reach a peaceful solution in Yemen,” while “Iran has no interest in ending the war in Yemen,” stressing that “the Houthis must choose to negotiate” to solve the crisis in Yemen..
It is noteworthy that the US Department of Defense (the Pentagon) had confirmed earlier this month that it had “forces in the Middle East capable of facing Iranian threats.”
McKinsey visited Israel at the end of last January to discuss the Iranian threat, and met with the head of the Israeli Mossad, where he discussed the Syrian and Iranian files, including Tehran’s military activities in the region, and the possible US return to the nuclear agreement with Iran.
MacKenzie also saw earlier that “Iran has sponsored terrorism for 40 years, and has done bad behavior not only in the region, but also in the world.” And he said in an interview with the Middle East Institute, that “Iran is using Iraq as a battlefield against the United States.” He considered it “a major source of unrest in Syria and Yemen.”
He also explained that “the American presence in the region deters Iran, and that the US military capabilities are there to defend US interests, partners and friends,” adding that “Iran understands this message.”
Source: Arabic + Major General
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