US Has Restored "Level Of Deterrence" On Iran, Says Pentagon Chief
Thursday, January 9, 2020, 8:11 PM
US-Defense-Secretary Mark Esper said that US has reestablished some deterrence toward Iran in the wake of the January-3 drone strike that killed Iranian-general Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad. "I think at this point with the strikes we took against KH in late December and then our actions with regard to Soleimani, I believe that we've restored a level of deterrence with them," he told reporters.
Informed By UN That US Has Denied Visa, Says Iran's Foreign Minister
Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 8:02 AM
Iran's foreign-minister said he has been informed by UN-chief Antonio Guterres that Washington has denied him a visa for a trip to UN-headquarters in New-York. "What we know is that the US-State-Secretary, in a call to the Secretary-General of the UN, said: 'We did not have time to issue a visa for Mohammad Javad Zarif and we will not issue a visa'," Zarif said.