"However, we told the Omani official that any attack against Iran will have regional and worldwide consequences", the official added.
Armed forces general staff spokesman Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi told the Tasnim news agency, which is linked to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), on June 22 that any act of aggression against Iran will draw an "historic response".
"U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday, "We are in an extremely risky and sensitive situation with Iran".
President Donald Trump said Friday that the United States was "cocked & loaded" to strike Iran but pulled back at the last minute as it would not have been a "proportionate" response to Tehran's shooting down of an unmanned USA drone.
The IRGC said on Thursday that a United States spy drone that violated the Iranian territorial airspace in the early hours of the day was shot down by the IRGC Aerospace Force's air defense unit near the Kooh-e-Mobarak region in the southern province of Hormozgan. "10 minutes before the strike I stopped it", Trump tweeted, saying the action would have been disproportionate. Gen. Hossein Salami, said the shooting down of the drone had sent a warning to the U.S.
"But they would have been pretty soon". In retalitaion to recent action, Iran warned that that while it had no intention of going to war, "we are completely ready for war". "We hit the unmanned aircraft".
In what appeared to have been a major provocation, Iran shot down what the U.S. military said was an unarmed and unmanned U.S. RQ-4A Global Hawk drone flying in worldwide airspace over the Gulf of Oman near the Strait of Hormuz.
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The US special representative on Iran, Brian Hook, who is visiting the UAE on Saturday, accused Tehran of rejecting diplomatic overtures to deescalate regional tensions.
The intruding drone was reportedly shot by Iran's homegrown air defense missile system "Khordad-3rd".
Dr Andrew Murrison will travel to Tehran for senior level talks with the country's government on Sunday.
Pentagon video footage showed a smoke trail from the surveillance aircraft following a missile strike on the drone, which it says was flying over worldwide waters.
Tensions in the region began to worsen significantly when Trump pulled out of a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six powers and reimposed sanctions on the country.
Despite the apparent cyber campaign, experts say the Iranians would not necessarily immediately exploit any access they gain into computer systems and may seek to maintain future capabilities should their relationship with the USA further deteriorate. The change came as USA crude rose more quickly than Brent due to the tailwind provided by potential Federal Reserve policy, said Bob Yawger, director of futures at Mizuho Americas in NY.