Baqer Hosseini, a member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said on Thursday that Great Prophet 7 military maneuvers conducted this week showed Iran’s capabilities to deliver a crushing response to any possible foreign threat. He warned Western warship in the Persian Gulf against creating tensions to avoid Iran’s wrath.
Hosseini is the latest Iranian official to repeat a recent threat by the commander of aerospace division of IRGC, Brig. Gen. Amir-Ali Hajizadeh, that Iran has identified up to 35 U.S. bases in the region, and is prepared to destroy them within minutes of an attack on Iran.
If the recent posturing by Iranian officials meant to raise the price of oil, the markets have not taken notice by much; oil prices not moving significantly since Wednesday when Gen. Hajizadeh made his comments.