APRNEWS - Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hit back on Monday at threats from US President Donald Trump on Twitter, warning him to “BE CAUTIOUS!”
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REUTERS - U.S. President Donald Trump told Iran it risked consequences “the like of which few throughout history have suffered before” if the Islamic Republic made more threats against the United States.
REUTERS - Russian President Vladimir Putin met Ali Akbar Velayati, a top adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Thursday in Moscow, RIA news agency reported, without providing any details.
APRNEWS - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani left Monday for a visit to Europe billed as of “prime importance” after the US pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.
Rouhani was headed for Switzerland and scheduled to travel on to Vienna on Wednesday, where the nuclear deal was signed in July 2015.
APRNEWS - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani lambasted on Tuesday President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from a deal with Iran on its nuclear programme, and said Iranians will not give in to U.S. pressure but would defend their independence and Islamic values.
THEGUARDIAN - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday hailed the United States’s policy on Iran and urged the rest of the world to follow suit.
“The US policy is correct. Iran is spreading aggressively throughout the Middle East. It aspires to achieve nuclear weapons by various means,” Netanyahu said as he met Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes in Jerusalem.
REUTERS - Iran said on Wednesday that new sanctions imposed on it by Washington were an attempt to derail efforts to save the 2015 nuclear deal by its remaining signatories following the U.S. withdrawal from the accord.
AFP - Iran on Wednesday denied that it was involved in a weapons delivery to the Polisario Front movement seeking independence for Western Sahara after Morocco cut diplomatic ties with Tehran over the allegations.
REUTERS - Iran said pro-Damascus forces would press ahead with attacks on an insurgent enclave near the Syrian capital, as ground fighting raged on there following a U.N. resolution demanding a 30-day truce across the country.
AFP - Iranian police said Tuesday the number of security officers killed in overnight protests by a Sufi sect had risen to five, with around 300 people arrested.
The demonstrations by the Gonabadi Sufi order, known as dervishes, turned into running clashes with the police in northern Tehran on Monday.