Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Amir Hatami stands by the next generation short-range ballistic missile during an unveiling ceremony in the capital of Tehran, Aug. 13, 2018. (AFP/Iranian Defense Ministry)
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A senior Iranian cleric warned Washington Wednesday that if it attacked Iran, the United States and allied Israel would be targeted, as a war of words escalated after the reimposition of the U.S. sanctions on Iran.The Trump administration slapped sanctions back on Iran this month after withdrawing from the 2015 international nuclear deal with Iran, saying it was too soft on Tehran and would not stop the country from developing a nuclear bomb.Trump has said the United States will issue another round of tougher sanctions in November that will target Iran's oil sales and banking sector.Trump's national-security adviser told Reuters Wednesday that the U.S. president wanted maximum pressure on Iran.
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