5/15, 4:50 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Iran will defeat 'American-Zionist Alliance' - Defense Min

Iran will defeat the American-Zionist alliance, said the country's Defence Minister Amir Hatami (pictured) on Wednesday, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA). Iran’s military preparedness, the minister added, is "at its highest point."

The Department of State of the United States ordered earlier in the day the departure of non-emergency government employees from Iraq, arousing concerns about a possible standoff with Iran. Later, State Secretary Mike Pompeo stated that Iran-backed militia moved their missiles close to American bases in Iraq and vowed there will be a "strong response" from the US in case the militias represent a threat for American troops.

Additionally, US Central Command raised the threat level to its service members in Iraq and Syria to "high."

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