The United States is aware that waging war against Iran won’t be a wise decision because it will end up costing Washington very dearly, an American political analyst says.
Stephen Lendman, an author and radio host in Chicago, made the remarks in reaction to a statement by the US government that using military force against Tehran was still a possibility.
Brian Hook, the US State Department’s director of policy planning and head of Iran Action Group, said Thursday that US President Donald Trump was ready to use “all of the tools” at its disposal to pressure Iran.
“We have been very clear with the Iranian regime that we will not hesitate to use military force when our interests are threatened,” Hook said.
A day earlier, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said that while Iran would continue developing military capabilities to repel possible attacks, it would not seek a war with any other nation.