Iran compares US to an armed robber entering others home
Mar 31, Tehran: The Iranian defense minister, Hossein Dehqan, has advised the US military to leave the Persian Gulf and stop causing trouble.
According to reports, the Minister was firing back at a US general who accused Iran of being a destabilizing force in its own region.“What are Americans doing in the Persian Gulf? They had better get out of this region and not cause trouble for the countries in the region,” Dehqan said in a statement carried by Iranian state media on Thursday.
“Is it acceptable for an armed robber to enter your house and expect to get the red carpet treatment?“This is an example of modern ignorance in the 21st century,” he added.
Dehqan’s was responding to remarks made earlier in March by United States Central Command General Joseph Votel, who accused Iran of being a destabilizing influence in the region.
“We are also dealing with a range of malign activities perpetrated by Iran and its proxies operating in the region,” Votel said at a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee in describing Tehran’s alleged influence over Iraq and Syria.
“It is my view that Iran poses the greatest long-term threat to stability for this part of the world,” he said.
The Oslo Times International News Network