Top Military Official of the United States Army said that the US will not quit the region in response to Iranian pressure despite “irresponsible and outrageous provocations” from the Iranian regime.
General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Commander of the United States Central Command, said “We, the US, don’t seek conflict with Iran, and neither does Saudi Arabia, neither does the UAE, or any of our other partners and allies in the region. We never have … The United States and our GCC partners in particular … have repeatedly responded to serious Iranian, irresponsible and outrageous provocations with a measured and defensive posture that has generally tried to lower tensions.”
The US Central Command oversees US operations in Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East. Gen. McKenzie said Iranian provocations and action are designed to create instability in the region, but that Tehran has misjudged American resolve.