MENA Observatory – Iran
The commander of US forces in the Middle East, “Centcom”, General “Kenneth McKinsey”, called on Iran to refrain from carrying out any provocative actions, adding: “We will be prepared for any eventuality.”
The commander of the US Central Command expressed his belief that this is the right time for everyone to act with caution and caution, anticipating what will happen, and that the Iranians want to be recognized as a responsible member and an element of stability in the region, calling on Iran to avoid any “nefarious activities”, in an attempt to rebuild confidence According to his description.
The United States accuses Iran of destabilizing the region by providing financial and military support to groups loyal to it, especially in Iraq, Lebanon, and Yemen.
The American general was briefed on the “Strait of Hormuz” while he was in Oman, visited a naval base in the northern Khasab region that monitors navigation in the strait, and flew in a helicopter towards the Iranian island of Qeshm, about 55 kilometers from the nearest point on the Omani coast.
General “McKinsey” said, “We were about 28 miles, 45 kilometers away, looking at Qeshm Island,” adding with a smile, “It was a foggy day and I couldn’t see it.”
The US military official did not rule out that Tehran would try to take revenge again for the killing of General Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in a US air strike in Baghdad in January 2020, and said: “I think there is still a risk of action being planned.”
It is noteworthy that the administration of US President Joe Biden has strengthened contacts, European powers and Iran in recent weeks, attempts to revive the agreement on the Iranian nuclear program, which appeared to be on the verge of collapse after Donald Trump withdrew from it.
Yesterday, after a visit to Tehran, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi, announced that a “temporary solution” had been reached to allow the agency to continue inspections in Iran, despite Tehran reducing the work of international inspectors as of Tuesday.
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