As European nations distanced themselves from Iran, threats flowed from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
“Today, the American soldier is in danger, tomorrow the European soldier could be in danger,” Rouhani said Wednesday, according to Time.
“We want you to leave this region, but not with war. We want you to go wisely. It is to your own benefit,” he said.
On Tuesday, Britain, France and Germany, which are all partners in the Iranian nuclear deal negotiated by former President Barack Obama but scorned by President Donald Trump, triggered what is known as a dispute mechanism in the treaty.
Depending upon the course of events, United Nations sanctions on Iran could return as a result of the European action, according to The Washington Post.