Rouhani slams ‘unprecedented’ USA pressure on Iran

Iranians protest against the United States during a rally after Friday prayers in Tehran

Fallon said tensions between Tehran and Washington have been ongoing for decades and he saw no serious outcome despite all of the recent heated rhetoric coming from both sides.

While the European Union shares some US concerns about Iran, including over its involvement in the Syrian conflict, it still backs the 2015 nuclear deal, saying that it is in Europe's own security interests. "It follows the Trump government's" maximum pressure" campaign of diplomatic and economic actions which have exacted a punishing toll in the Islamic Republic. "The United States believes the charges against these people in Iran are phony, fine".

The Pentagon has since approved the movement of additional forces to the region, the USS Arlington and a Patriot Battery "in response to indications of heightened Iranian readiness to conduct offensive operations against USA forces and our interests", according to a Defense Department spokesperson. The nuclear-capable warplanes have been sent to the region as part of United States muscle-flexing against Iran.

Asked about Trump's comments, Iran's ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi said Iran had been talking with the six powers, including the United States, within the framework of the nuclear deal.

Despite Iran's announced deadline to pull from the remainder of the bargain, there were signs that Tehran is prepared to speak.

"Attempt the speech of admiration", he urged him, pretending to address the president directly.

"I guess you could say that always, right?"

They said that there can be no preconditions before any potential talks.

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Mogherini gave a chilly response to news of Pompeo's visit, which she said was only communicated to Brussels at the last minute. If Iran walks away, we're back to maximum sanctions from nearly everyone and Iran loses a lot of their oil exporting business.

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Last week, a U.S. air force bomber task force, including B-52 bombers, also arrived at the USA airbase Al Udeid in Qatar. A patrol boat was dispatched by the Venezuelan Navy to discourage the USA ship from encroaching further.

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Britain's Foreign Secretary said on Monday that the US and Iran risked ending up in an unintentional conflict over their dispute regarding Tehran's nuclear activities. Antagonism between the countries, already high, has worsened this month since Trump eliminated exceptions to US sanctions on Iranian oil.

Iran's National Security Council spokesman Keyvan Khosravi was quoted Friday as saying that Iran stands firm to withdraw from the deal unless a beneficial agreement can be reached with the EU.

Tehran has not officially responded to reports about arming boats with short-range ballistic missiles in the Gulf. "That policy is functioning".

On Friday, Germany's leading news weekly Der Spiegel published an article highlighting how Washington's bid to pressure Iran had endangered Washington's European allies, specifically Germany. Iran ceased its sale of surplus petroleum and heavy water as a very first step - something needed under the offer. "This includes uranium enrichment and the installation of the state-of-the-art centrifuge devices".

"What I'd like to see with Iran, I'd like to see them call me".

The bomber mission was the first for the unit since it was deployed to the region last week, in response to what USA officials have described as indications of Iranian threats against US forces in Iraq, Syria and at sea.

Shortly after Trump spoke, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a written statement that reinforced Trump's tone.

"John Bolton's views on Iran are well known", Schiff said in a May 7 statement. And they're pointing to Bolton's history to back their counternarrative of war-hungry advisers surrounding Trump trying to trap Iran in a conflict.

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