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‘US incapable of dealing with Iran's missile power’

A handout picture released by the Iranian Army shows Sayad missile being fired from the Talash missile system during air defense drills in an undisclosed location in Iran, on November 5, 2018 . (Via AFP)

A political commentator says America raises a hue and cry about the Iranian missile program because Washington is incapable of militarily competing with Iran's defense power.

E. Michael Jones told Press TV on Monday that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s "condemnation" of an alleged missile test by Iran was a sign of the "bankruptcy of American foreign policy."

He explained that since World War II, the US navy has been basically reliant on aircraft carriers as the main projector of force, but that the development of missile technology has endangered that military superiority.

"It looks as if the aircraft carrier may be obsolete because of missile technology," Jones said, adding that the US purported concerns about the Iranian missile program showed America was in “a very weak position.”

On Sunday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif responded to Pompeo by calling attention to the fact that the US secretary of state was invoking a resolution against Iran that the US has totally breached by withdrawing from the Iran deal.

Commenting on Pompeo's remarks, Jones echoed a similar sentiment, "On the diplomatic front, you can’t violate laws with impunity, violate treaties with impunity and then expect other people to hold to treaties that you violated even though there is no treaty that says that they are not allowed to develop missiles."


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