One can tell that the sanctions that have been reimposed on Iran by the United States are working, if only by the increasingly frantic rhetoric spouted by the Islamic Republic. Israel Hayom reports that a top Iranian cleric says that Iran will target Israel and the U.S., and that "the price of a war with Iran is very high for America":
Iran will target the United States and allied Israel if the U.S. attacks the Islamic republic, a senior Iranian cleric warned on Wednesday, as a war of words following the reimposition of U.S. sanctions on Iran continued to escalate.
Ahmad Khatami was quoted by Mizan news agency as telling worshippers at Eid al-Adha prayers in Tehran that U.S. President Donald Trump’s offer of talks with Iranian leaders was unacceptable, as Trump wanted Iran to concede on its missile program and regional influence.
"Americans say you should accept what we say in the talks. So this is not negotiation, but dictatorship. The Islamic republic and the Iranian nation would stand up against dictatorship," Khatami said.
"The price of a war with Iran is very high for America. They know if they harm this country and this state in the slightest way, the United States and its main ally in the region, the Zionist regime [Israel], would be targeted."
Khatami did not elaborate, but Iran has said that if it is threatened it could target Israeli cities with its missiles. Iran also has proxies in the region, including Lebanon's Hezbollah group...