Trump says if Iran wants to fight: ‘That will be the official end of Iran’

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, May 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTHR) — President Donald Trump warned Iran to never threaten the United States and said if the country wants a fight, it would be “the official end of Iran.“

The President threat, which was posted to Twitter, comes amid rising international tensions in the Middle East, CNBC reported. Recently the U.S. has dispatched a carrier strike group and bomber task force in the region.

According to the Pentagon, the military strategy is a response to “heightened Iranian readiness to conduct offensive operations.”

Although the Pentagon claims there have been credible threats to intelligence from U.S. and allies regarding Iranian backed forces in the region, British Maj. General Chris Ghika, the deputy commander of the U.S.-led coalition fighting the so-called Islamic State, publicly disagreed with the U.S. assessment.

When the President was if the United States is going to war with Iran, President Trump responded "hope not," CNBC reported.