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Iranian Presidential Aide Warns Trump, If You Listen to ‘Mustache’ Bolton, ‘You’ll Get a War’

May 15, 2019 (EIRNS)—Reflecting recognition that National Security Adviser John Bolton is behind the drive for war with Iran, Hesamoddin Ashena, an adviser to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned in a tweet of the consequences for President Donald Trump should he continue to listen to the “Mustache” John Bolton,

As reported by Fox News, he told the U.S. President: “@realDonaldTrump : You wanted a better deal with Iran. Looks like you are going to get a war instead. That’s what happens when you listen to the mustache. Good luck in 2020!” Apparently similar remarks were made by Hamid Baeidinejad, Iran’s ambassador to the U.K., to Sky News. “Don’t test us,” he warned, as the Iranian military is “fully ready” for any conflict in the region. “While we have renounced any escalation in the region, I would assure you that Iranian armed forces are fully ready for any eventuality in the region, so they should not try to test the determination of Iran to confront any escalation in the region.”

However, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei later downplayed prospects for war, as did Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Iran’s state TV reported Khamenei saying that “this is not a military confrontation, because no war is going to happen,” and that “neither we nor they are seeking war; they know that it is not to their benefit.” While in Sochi, Russia yesterday, Pompeo stated that,

“We’re looking for the regime to simply stop conducting assassination campaigns throughout Europe, to cease their support of Hizballah that threatens interests all across the Middle East, their support for the Houthis that are launching missiles into areas where there are Russians and Americans traveling.”

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