Army General and U.S. Central Command Joseph L. Votel accused Iran on Wednesday of being the biggest reason why we cannot have peace in the Middle East.
In the briefing, Votel slammed Iran, saying that they are the biggest reason why peace is impossible in the Middle East.
“External influences affect the area as well, he said, noting Russia and China specifically as attempting to shift alliances in the region. “The point that I would emphasize to you is that while there may be other more strategic or consequential threats or regions in our world, today, the central region has come to represent the nexus for many of the security challenges our nation faces,” Votel said.
Take for example the incident earlier in the week where Iranian ships tried to confront an American ship. After getting embarrassed for trying to act tough, the Iranians tried to deny the incident even took place.