PUBLISHED: 21:23, Fri, Jan 1, 2021 | UPDATED: 23:31, Fri, Jan 1, 2021
Iran’s foreign ministry has issued an ominous warning to Washington just days after US war planes were spotting flying over the Middle East. A spokesman for the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said: “We will respond strongly to any US attack. We are ready for any scenario."
The presence of US forces in the region and the threat from Tehran, comes ahead of the one year anniversary of the killing Iran’s military general Qassem Soleimani.
On Wednesday, the US military flew two B-52 bombers over the Middle East and close to Iranian air space.
Speaking on Thursday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US President Donald Trump of playing war games.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
In a post on Twitter, he said: "Instead of fighting Covid in US, @realDonaldTrump & cohorts waste billions to fly B52s & send armadas to OUR region.
Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei (Image: GETTY)
The US flew two B-52 fighter jets over the Middle East (Image: GETTY)
“Intelligence from Iraq indicate plot to FABRICATE pretext for war."
The US military have confirmed the fighter jets have since left the region.
It is understood, officials in Washington are wary of a retaliation attack from Iranian forces on the anniversary of the death of general Soleimani.
In another sign of aggression from Iran, Hossein Dehghan, a military adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, warned Tehran was capable of launching an attack on any US base in the region.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif lashed out at