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London- Iran’s Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan on Sunday expressed deep concerns striking Tehran on the United States’ President-elect Donald Trump rolling back from the internationally-brokered Iran nuclear deal.

Dehghan made a loud warning that the caused unease brings about direct threats to peace in the region. Iran’s defense minister threatened that a war would destroy Israel and the small Gulf Arab states. He added that a war sparked off in the Middle East might escalate to a world war.

Delivering a speech at the 5th Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS), on Sunday, Dehghan said that “Even though a businessman, the assistants that … (Trump) has chosen may map a different path for him, and this has led to unease,”

“Considering Trump’s character and that he measures the cost of everything in dollars, it does not seem likely that he would take strong action against our country,” he said according to the Mehr News Agency, an Iranian news agency headquartered in Tehran.

“Enemies may want to impose a war on us based on false calculations,” Dehghan added.

“Among other consequences of the war, would be the destruction of the city-states on the southern shore of the Persian Gulf,” he warned.

The Iran deal has vented out a little of the economic strains caused by nuclear-related sanctions, allowing further opportunities for international trade and access to frozen assets abroad.

In a deal-emboldened comeback, Iran Air announced having signed a sale agreement for 80 jets, with Boeing Co., valued at a list price of $16.6 billion.

The sale is an outgrowth of an international agreement that eased sanctions against Iran in exchange for Tehran’s pledge to curb its nuclear program. President-elect Donald Trump has called it “the stupidest deal of all time” and said he would seek renewed negotiations.

The deal between IranAir and U.S. planemaker Boeing includes 50 narrow-body 737 MAX aircraft and 30 long-haul 777s, split equally between the 777-300ER, which is badly in need of an order boost, and the 406-seat 777-9, which is under development.