The Pentagon assessed the risk of starting a war with Iran

On the anniversary of the liquidation of the influential Iranian general, head of the IRGC Qasem Soleimani, the head of the US Central Command, Kenneth Mackenzie, believes that there is a significant risk of a direct military clash between Washington and Tehran, while noting the reluctance to implement such a scenario. Mackenzie expressed his opinion on what is happening in the Middle East in an interview with ABC News.

The Americans are concerned about the increased activity of pro-Iranian militant groups in Iraq, and the Pentagon fears real acts of retaliation on their part against the United States military to mark the anniversary of the elimination of Soleimani. US intelligence services have also reported the risk of attacks from Iran.

I believe that we remain in a period of increased risk. However, we do not seek escalation and war with Iran.

- said a senior American military man.

Meanwhile, Washington continues to consider Tehran the greatest threat to US interests in the Middle East and is ready to respond quickly in case of attacks by pro-Iranian forces. But, according to Mackenzie, "Iran does not want war right now."
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  1. Wanderer039 Offline Wanderer039
    Wanderer039 23 December 2020 22: 28
    It all depends on the United States. If the United States starts bombing nuclear facilities in Iran, it is possible that Iran will retaliate with a strike on the military bases of the United States and its allies (primarily Israel)
  2. updidi Offline updidi
    updidi (Alexander Kazakov) 23 December 2020 23: 48
    Since 2012, the United States has declared almost every year that it will "tear Iran to pieces."
    If it were so simple, it would have been bombed long ago
  3. greenchelman Offline greenchelman
    greenchelman (Grigory Tarasenko) 24 December 2020 01: 31
    Suleimani was assassinated on January 3, 2020 ...
  4. Fourth Horseman Offline Fourth Horseman
    Fourth Horseman (Fourth Horseman) 24 December 2020 06: 29
    Somewhere in Korea, one fat man burst out laughing.
  5. Alexzn Offline Alexzn
    Alexzn (Alexander) 24 December 2020 09: 17
    Quote: updidi
    Since 2012, the United States has declared almost every year that it will "tear Iran to pieces."
    If it were so simple, it would have been bombed long ago

    Where, who and when?
    Here are the statements of the Iranian leadership that they will incinerate the United States and Israel, I can cite a huge number.
    1. updidi Offline updidi
      updidi (Alexander Kazakov) 24 December 2020 11: 55
      And why are aircraft carriers periodically introduced in the Persian Gulf? There are no targets nearby. With the resumption of Iran's nuclear program in 2012, statements like this are heard every year.
      And Americans do not particularly stand on ceremony with their irritants.
  6. Alexzn Offline Alexzn
    Alexzn (Alexander) 24 December 2020 12: 25
    Quote: updidi
    will tear Iran to pieces

    Once again - who, where and when declared - "will tear Iran to pieces"