[Global Network News] Reuters quoted the Islamic Republic of Iran News Agency (IRNA) 15 as saying that Irans Defense Minister Khatami said the same day that Iran would defeat the United States and Israels alliance.
We will defeat the Zionist Front of the United States, Khatami said. Iran is prepared for the highest level of national defense and military readiness to deal with any type of threat and excessive demands.
Recently, tensions between the United States and Iraq have escalated, and the Middle East has become more and more gunpowder-flavored. The United States continues to deploy additional military forces to the Persian Gulf, including the carrier strike group Lincoln, the B-52 strategic bomber and the Patriot Missile. The U.S. side said it was in response to Irans threat to U.S. military and U.S. interests in the region.