Khamenei adviser: US attack on Iran could set off a ‘full-fledged war’

Israel National News reports: “An adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader, who is a possible 2021 presidential candidate, on Thursday warned that any American attack on the Islamic Republic could set off a ‘full-fledged war’ in the Middle East.

Speaking to The Associated Press, Hossein Dehghan struck a hard-line tone familiar to those in Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard in which he served in before becoming a defense minister under President Hassan Rouhani.

‘We don’t welcome a crisis. We don’t welcome war. We are not after starting a war, but we are not after negotiations for the sake of negotiations either,’ he told AP.

He stressed in the interview that any negotiations with the West could not include Iran’s ballistic missiles, which he described as a ‘deterrent’ to Tehran’s adversaries…”

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