Russia and Iran threatened the United States on Sunday, saying that they would deal with any further aggression by the U.S. with force.
The two countries officially drew their “red lines,” making it clear that they were ready to go to war.
“What America waged in an aggression on Syria is a crossing of red lines. From now on we will respond with force to any aggressor or any breach of red lines from whoever it is and America knows our ability to respond well,” the statement read, according to Reuters.
According to reports, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused the U.S. of violating international law.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, meanwhile, said that the strike was “a strategic error, and a repeat of the mistakes of the past.”
“The Islamic Republic has shown that … it does not back off and its people and officials … do not retreat in the face of threats,” Khamenei said.
Regardless of what these two countries are saying, the U.S. still has a much stronger military than both the Russians and Iranians, and while former President Barack Obama failed with his Iran deal, there is no way that they have managed to rebuild that quickly.
If a conflict is brewing, it is best for the U.S. to strike quick and hard to assert its dominance in international politics.