Iran Threatens to Send Warships to Atlantic and Ramp Up Nuclear Activities if US Continues Sanctions

By Aaron Kesel

Amid Americans’ concerns that North Korea threatened to launch a missile at Guam, Iran is planning on building up a flotilla of warships in the Atlantic Ocean, while Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani has threatened to revitalize the country’s nuclear program if the U.S. continues “threats and sanctions.”

If Washington continues with “threats and sanctions” against Iran, Tehran could easily ramp up its nuclear activities Rouhani said in Iranian Parliament, AP reported.

In an hour and a day, Iran could return to a more advanced (nuclear) level than at the beginning of the negotiations.

“The U.S. has shown that it is neither a good partner nor a trustable negotiator,” Rouhani added. “Those who are trying to go back to the language of threats and sanctions are prisoners of their past hallucinations. They deprive themselves of the advantages of peace.”

Iranian lawmakers reportedly shouted “death to America” as they passed the bill to increase military spending.

The legislation also imposes sanctions on U.S. military officials who are in the region.

Meanwhile, after the announcement of a massive $500 million investment in war spending, Iran has planned to send flotilla of warships to the Atlantic Ocean in response to the U.S. proposed sanctions against the country.

“No military official in the world thought that we can go around Africa to the Atlantic Ocean through the Suez Canal but we did it as we had declared that we would go to the Atlantic and its Western waters,” Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said.

This comes amid previous weeks of several tense interplays where Iranian military ships have carried out a series of dangerous drills near U.S. ships.

Just last Monday U.S. military officials reported another “unsafe” encounter with an Iranian drone that was following a U.S. carrier in the Persian Gulf that allegedly came close enough to an American F-18 jet to risk the pilot’s life.

In early August, U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law new sanctions on Iran, Russia and North Korea passed by the U.S. Congress.

Iran has maintained the new U.S. sanctions amount to a “hostile” breach of the 2015 nuclear deal.

U.S. President Donald Trump has stated several times that the Iran deal was a “bad deal” and continues looking into ways to repeal the deal.

Meanwhile, Iran has just threatened Trump saying they will “abandon its nuclear agreement with world powers within hours” if the United States imposes any more new sanctions, Reuters reported.

“If America wants to go back to the experience (of imposing sanctions), Iran would certainly return in a short time — not a week or a month but within hours — to conditions more advanced than before the start of negotiations,” Rouhani told a session of parliament broadcast live on state television.

“The world has clearly seen that under Trump, America has ignored international agreements and, in addition to undermining the (nuclear deal), has broken its word on the Paris agreement and the Cuba accord…and that the United States is not a good partner or a reliable negotiator,” Rouhani added.

Another U.S. president and just more geopolitical wars mounting up. Nothing ever seems to change even though all presidents seem to campaign on ending wars.

Aaron Kesel writes for Activist Post and is Director of Content for Coinivore. Follow Aaron at Twitter and Steemit.

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31 Comments on "Iran Threatens to Send Warships to Atlantic and Ramp Up Nuclear Activities if US Continues Sanctions"

  1. I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll huff and I’ll puff…must be a puffer fish.

    • Puffer fish are deadly.

      • Not unless you eat the wrong part, which is very small!

        • Well, if you think those bulletheads in the military are competent enough to prepare that pufferfish, then I know you’ve never been in the military.

          • William Burke | August 17, 2017 at 9:31 am |

            Why do you do that? Introduce “the military” after the fact and pretend the discussion originally included “the military”?

            Your original statement that mentioned “puffer fish”: “Puffer fish are deadly.” Now you pretend the discussion included “the military”. It did not.

          • Jim Lunsford | August 17, 2017 at 9:38 am |

            I never pretended. Our foreign policy IS the military. Or did you not notice how everything we do is just a justification for war? Where have you been for the past 16 years? The discussion IS always about war when you talk about the USA. The entire article alludes to it. Half or budget is war. How can you believe anything this empire does isn’t about conducting wars to prop up the petro-dollar. Please start pulling your head out of that very dark, methane rich environment you seem to have it in.

          • William Burke | August 17, 2017 at 11:11 am |

            Thanks for the additional info on puffer fish.

            I had you figured wrong; I thought you were being a coy SOB. Now I realize you’re just an annoying POS.

          • Jim Lunsford | August 17, 2017 at 12:15 pm |

            Thanks for letting me know just how fucking ignorant you are. It’s difficult to tell when the well of stupidity is so deep in you. That you don’t even understand the context of the article or our foreign policy does help gauge the unfathomable depths of stupidity which rules you. Now go fuck yourself.

          • Jim Lunsford | August 18, 2017 at 3:34 pm |

            I guess an ignorant POS like yourself would find educated people annoying. Also, just to further educate your tiny little mind; despite Japan requiring extensive training to prepare puffer fish, it still kills a bunch of people every year. Why? Because puffer fish are deadly. Unlike you; unless stupid is now a deadly weapon. In that case, you would be a weapon of mass destruction. We already know you are rude and proud of your ignorance. after all, you had no cause to resort to that reply. Other than you are completely unaware of just how stupid and ignorant your are.

          • “Military” and “deadly” are definitely related!

  2. and where will the get their meat? Lykes Bros.?

  3. Unfortunately his words ring true. The US has repudiated several international agreements and potential agreements, but remember that international treaties have been broken by the US on a very regular basis throughout the years.

  4. When you defend yourself against threats, it is not threats but self-defense. Activist post must stop posting fake news and inflammatory headlines. The US threats embolden the hardliners who want to overthrow the moderates who have sought positive relations with the US.

    The CIA and Mossad both affirm Iran has not had a nuclear weapons program for decades. If we want them to start one to defend themselves, continue the threats and empower the hardliners who will then displace the moderates who signed the Iran Deal to return part of their money in exchange for destroying any capability of building a nuclear weapons arsenal. The surest way to ensure this outcome tis to continue the threats, to undermine the Deal, and to put the hardliners back in power.

    Self-defense is not a threat but a right.

  5. Well done Iran! The tiny minded big bully needs to be brought down a peg. The USA is the worst treaty breaker and arrogant liar the world has ever seen. Why shouldn’t Iran have a navy in the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of California? After all the arrogant Yanks have a navy in the Persian Gulf and the South China Sea.

    • Where are the other weak signatories to this agreement telling Trump to pull his head in or reporting if the agreement has been broken by Iran. They just follow their master. Yes sir.

  6. no, no. this is the end.

  7. Thanks for nothing obimbo for giving us another headache with iran. I want you in prison for this –like right now.. What you did was reason for putting us in danger. We have had a long history with iran and you have made it even worse.!!!!

    • Obama, Bush, Clinton are not in office. Trump owns this now it’s on his watch.

      • WRONG. If you inherited a baboon who was beaten and starved by his previous owners, the product of that you find on your hands is not your fault, IT IS THE FAULT OF THOSE WHO MISTREATED HIM.

        • Well point out whats wrong with it and talk with the other signatories so it can be fixed. Making threats and putting sanctions on Iran does not make it better.

        • Well we inherited an orange baboon alright. I will agree with you on that. Except baboons are generally a lot smarter.

          • William Burke | August 21, 2017 at 5:29 pm |

            So are you a billionaire, baboon?

            No, not close. You don’t even have sense enough to wipe your ass, clown.

          • Botswana Jones | August 29, 2017 at 11:06 am |

            Look I don’t even care about the fact he inherited his money. I think he puts himself and Trump Incorporated first, not America. Why are you getting so upset? I didn’t insult you snowflake.

  8. Activist Post is not real news but opinion articles. There’s nothing wrong with opinion pieces and I’m sure the readers understand that’s what we’re getting here.

  9. It’s probably time to start new talks with the Iranian leadership. They are not irrational like the North Korean squirt. They also have genuine issues regarding their future electrical demands. Iran has oil, but not refining capacity. Maybe we should help them build some oil refineries instead of increasing their nuclear capacity.

  10. 500 million? Isn’t that about what Trump spent on April 6 alone?

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