Tehran: War with N.Korea will be costly for US and its allies
photo Press-TV: North Korea and the US at brink of possible nuclear
Joseph Earnest April 5, 2013
North Korea having sounded the battle cry, war seems inevitable and one
Iranian commander foresees infliction of heavy losses on the U.S. and its
allies, should they commence to war against Kim Jung Un.
"The presence of the Americans in
[South] Korea has been the root cause of tensions in this sensitive
region in the past and present. The US and its allies will suffer great
losses if a war breaks out in this region," Deputy Chief of Staff of
Iran's Armed Forces Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri said on Friday.
He added that the US presence has also created division between North Korea and South Korea.
The Iranian commander emphasized that if international organizations
and the United Nations acted efficiency and independent of big powers,
they would have prevented tension in the Korean Peninsula and stopped
the US extortionism.
Jazayeri stressed that independent countries would not submit to the
US mischief, saying the time for Washington's bullying and extortionism
is long past.
War of words escalated after the participation of the United States'
nuclear-capable B-52s and B-2 stealth bombers in its joint military
drills with South Korea.
On Thursday, North Korea said a preemptive nuclear war with the United States "could break out today or tomorrow."
The Pentagon said on Wednesday that Washington would deploy the
ballistic Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System (THAAD) to Guam in
the coming weeks.
The US has also deployed a battalion equipped to deal with nuclear, biological and chemical attacks to South Korea.Add