U.S. General: Iran Could Choke West’s Oil Supply
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WASHINGTON — Iran could trigger a global terrorist campaign and choke the West’s oil supplies in the event of war with America, the top American commander in the region has warned.
In a rare public discussion of how a war with Iran might unfold, General John Abizaid, the chief of the U.S. Central Command, gave a sobering assessment of Iran’s military potential.
He warned that in a war Iran would rely on unconventional means to challenge America’s superiority.