Republican Senator from Arkansas Thomas Cotton said Wednesday that the US can win a war against Iran with "two strikes". When answering the question about a possible conflict, the lawmaker didn't hesitate to answer in the affirmative.
"Two strikes, the first strike and the last strike", Cotton claimed. "Well, if Iran struck out militarily against the United States or against our allies in the region then I would certainly expect a devastating response".
The senator stressed, however, that he wasn't advocating military action against the Islamic Republic, but was simply explaining what Washington would do if the conflict escalates.
The Islamic Republic, in the meantime, has suspended some of its obligations under the 2015 nuclear deal, announcing the move precisely a year after Washington's decision to withdraw from the agreement and re-introduce unilateral sanctions against Iran.