The commander of US forces in the Middle East, Kenneth McKinsey, called on Iran to refrain from any provocation, as Washington intensifies its efforts to save the nuclear deal.
The Commander of the US Central Command (Centcom) said, during a visit to the Sultanate of Oman, yesterday, Sunday, that he “thinks that this is an appropriate time for everyone to act with caution and caution, and anticipate what will happen,” stressing that “despite this, I think we will be prepared for any eventuality.”
He also called on Tehran not to carry out any “nefarious activities”, in order to try to rebuild confidence in it, and said, “I think they (the Iranians) want to be recognized as a responsible member and a stabilizing factor in the region.”
On Iran’s intention to avenge the killing of the commander of the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Qassem Soleimani, in a US air strike in the Iraqi capital Baghdad in January 2020, Kenneth McKinsey stressed that “there is still a risk that this is an act that is being planned.”
He added, “We are constantly evaluating the issue of protecting our forces here in the region, and we look at that very seriously, so I am sure that we are ready for anything.”
McKinsey visited a naval base in the northern Khasab region, which monitors shipping traffic in the Strait of Hormuz, and flew in a helicopter towards the Iranian island of Qeshm, about 45 kilometers from the nearest point on the Omani coast, and commented, “We were about 28 miles (45 kilometers) away.” We were looking towards the island of Qeshm … It was a foggy day, and I could not see it, “according to” France Press “.
Source: “France Press”
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