"If they do something, it will be met with great force but we have no indication that they will".
Iran has increased production of low-enriched uranium at a time of tensions with the United States over Iran's nuclear deal with western powers.
Romney characterized it as defensive in nature and meant to deter Iran from "malign" actions. Yemeni rebels allied with Iran used drone aircraft to launch an attack on an oil pipeline in Saudi Arabia.
Gulf allies and USA government officials have said they believe Iran-backed groups are responsible for a series of attacks on shipping and pipelines in the Gulf in the last week. One missile was stopped over the city of Taif and the other over Jiddah. "A lot depends on our European colleagues and their capability to duly react to Iran's concerns, creating conditions for maintaining trade-economic ties with Iran for the interested European companies", the ministry stressed. "We're in the region to address many things, but it is not to go to war with Iran", Mr Shanahan said earlier on Tuesday.
Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif Tuesday warned that the United States is playing a "very, very unsafe game", and vowed that his country will defend itself against escalation.
The US Navy conducted exercises in the Arabian Sea after warning of a threat from Iran. Picture taken May 19, 2019. Unlike Iraq under Saddam Hussein and Afghanistan under the Taliban, Zibakalam told Arman daily, Iranians' support for their government will pose a key challenge to the United States military. Officials said it remains set to the limits of a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, making it usable for a power plant but far below what's needed for an atomic weapon.
Iranian officials say the uranium will be enriched for civilian energy uses, far below weapons grade as spelled out in the 2015 nuclear agreement.
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"Even our short-range missiles can easily reach (US) warships in the Persian Gulf", Mohammed Saleh Jokar, the Revolutionary Guards' deputy for parliamentary affairs, said, according to the semi-official Fars news agency. They said the information came from a spokesman for Iran's nuclear agency.
"This is not the way serious countries deal with each other", he said.
Clapper stressed, as have some other analysts and diplomats, the danger of an accidental escalation, particularly when opposing forces are close to one another.
Smith said Pompeo was asked why it took so long to brief Congress.
The South Carolina senator's tweets came after he said last week that he felt lawmakers had not been "well informed" about the situation with Iran as well as the Trump administration's move to pull US assets out of Iraq.
The crisis is rooted in Trump's decision to withdraw from the nuclear accord previous year and impose sweeping sanctions on Iran. "I'd only want them to call if they're ready".
Critics have accused Trump of sending mixed signals. I laid down our 12 very reasonable markers previous year; these are expectations of Iranian behavior that we and our allies shared prior to the divisive and misguided nuclear deal.
Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent leftist who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, said that both the Iraq and Vietnam wars were based on lies.