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Admiral James Stavridis: Overpowered Iran Will Ultimately Back Down

Admiral James Stavridis: Overpowered Iran Will Ultimately Back Down

Adm. James G. Stavridis. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

By    |   Sunday, 19 May 2019 09:51 PM

Although the United States is in a dangerous standoff with Iran, ultimately Tehran will back down and not go to war, former Supreme Allied Commander at NATO James Stavridis said on Sunday.

Speaking with host John Catsimatidis on his “The Cats Roundtable” radio show on AM 970, the retired United States Navy admiral said “We’re in a kind of dangerous place right now, because of escalation on both sides.”

Stavridis said that Iran, which has troops and militia under its control stretched out over a wide part of the Mideast, threatens both Israel and Arab allies and has heightened tensions by attacking four tankers in the Persian Gulf, as well as Saudi pipelines.

“Their escalation has now been matched by the United States,” Stavridis said, referring to Iran sending increased military forces into the Persian Gulf to counter any threats.

The retired admiral said that the most likely scenario about how the situation will turn out is that the “the Iranians will see this show of force, the way [President Donald Trump] intends it, and will back down” from their bad behaviour.

Stavridis stressed that “I think that’s the way it will play out, because Iran cannot afford to go to war with us.”

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Although the United States is in a dangerous standoff with Iran, ultimately Tehran will back down and not go to war, former Supreme Allied Commander at NATO James Stavridis said on Sunday.
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