Sean Hannity had a word of caution for the “rogue regime of Iran,” and warned that its current aggressive behavior would be dealt with swiftly by President Trump.
The Fox News host stopped the news reports for a moment on “Hannity” Friday to speak “directly to the Iranian mullahs” in the wake of rising tensions in the Middle East.
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“Buckle up,” Hannity began his show. “The Defense Secretary authorized the deployment of military personnel to Saudi Arabia as the U.S. moves to counter the rogue regime of Iran. The central command is increasing personnel in the region. They’re advising ships to stay away from the Straits of Hormuz.”
“At this hour, all eyes are on the Middle East. Iran’s hyper-aggressive actions in the region, around the world have reached a boiling point,” he continued, referring to the latest reports on Friday that Iran had seized a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz and detained a second one for a brief time.
The ship was seized for “non-compliance with international maritime laws and regulations” according to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard forces and was being brought to an unnamed Iranian port. The president condemned the illegal actions on Friday.
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“We’re going to be speaking with the U.K., and this only goes to show what I’m saying about Iran: trouble, nothing but trouble,” Trump told reporters outside of the White House.
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When asked if the U.S. would be taking any actions against Iran in the wake of its latest aggressive moves, the president said, “Let’s see what happens.”
But Hannity had a clear message for Iran’s leaders Friday, taking a moment in his monologue to warn them directly not to mess with America’s Commander-in-Chief.
“I have known President Trump for about 23-plus years,” he began.
“Let me tell you what’s not going to happen to help you out tonight, and what could happen,” Hannity continued. “You keep pushing this button, and I can promise you the president is never going to engage in a boots-on–the–ground, long protracted conflict.”
“Nope, He is going — if he acts, he is going to act and it’s going to be over quickly. That’s my prediction. And you have been warned. It will be over and it will be over quickly. That is my prediction to the Iranian mullahs,” he said.
“So you keep acting the way you are acting and you will see like we have been right on so many issues over the years, we will be right on that prediction,” Hannity added.
He went on to note that “if we’re going to be honest,” everyone knows that UK Prime Minister Theresa May is “weak,” but warned the same is not true of Trump.
“President Trump is not weak. If he decides to act, it will be over quickly,” Hannity said. “You will lose.”
“The mullahs of Iran have stated clearly numerous times, numerous occasions, they want to wipe the United States of America off the face of the map. They want to wipe Israel off the face of the map,” Hannity said, as he made it clear he was not advocating a war with Iran.
“I want to be very, very clear: I am not calling for war. I am not calling for one American boot on the ground in Iran. Frankly, I think that would be a really dumb idea. America doesn’t want or need another … bloody war,” Hannity said.
“We’ve gotta learn from our mistakes. Politicians could no longer be trusted to win wars. That’s why I have been saying for quite a bit of time now that America must be forward-thinking; we must build the next generation of weaponry, both offensive and defensive,” he added.
“So that means we can easily, when necessary, counter hostile regimes,” he said. “And in this case, that would be the Iran mullahs’ ambitions for nuclear weapons.”